British skirt-wearing schoolboys win right to wear shorts

Boys at Isca Academy asked if they could wear shorts, but were told it was against school policy.
Boys at Isca Academy asked if they could wear shorts, but were told it was against school policy. Photo credit: Twitter / Simon Hall

A group of British schoolboys have won the right to wear shorts to school, after protesting to wearing trousers during a recent heatwave by wearing skirts.

Boys at Isca Academy in Exeter asked if they could ditch the long pants during the country's hottest heatwave since the 1970s in June.

Girls at the academy were allowed to wear skirts, but boys had to wear trousers.

The school refused, saying it was against policy, but said "you can wear a skirt if you like" so the students did.

When some of the boys were told their legs were too hairy, they arrived the following day clean-shaven.

However, the Daily Mail is now reporting the school has confirmed shorts have been introduced into the uniform.

"I would like to confirm that tailored charcoal grey shorts will be part of the summer uniform from the next academic year as an optional alternative," principal Aimee Mitchell said.

Ms Mitchell praised the students for their "good spirit in which they expressed their views".

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