UK school bans shorts, suggests boys wear skirts

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A British secondary school has banned boys from wearing shorts during the summer but said they can wear skirts instead, local media reported on Tuesday.
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A British secondary school has banned boys from wearing shorts during the summer but said they can wear skirts instead, local media reported on Tuesday.

The new uniform policy introduced by the Chiltern Edge School in Oxfordshire stipulates that students, both boys and girls, can only wear pants or skirts, but no shorts, even during the hottest days of summer.

However, as part of a gender-neutral policy, boys could opt for skirts too, one parent told the Independent.

Headteacher Moira Green said the new clothing guideline aimed for more "business-like" attire for the pupils, as "shorts do not feature as part of the main school uniform."

The new policy has drawn criticism from parents and on social media, as temperatures are set to soar to 26 degrees Celsius in Britain this week.

"It's a shame we can't be more grown up about it, we aren't asking for ra-ra skirts or skinny jeans, just gray tailored shorts for two months a year, it's not a big deal," a father was quoted by Daily Mail as saying.


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