To Cool For School?

When Chris Whitehead was told that he couldn’t wear shorts to school in summer, he was outraged. After all, Impington Village College allowed girls to wear skirts in hot weather, why couldn’t boys wear shorts. But no, the school was adamant that its uniform policy was the result of significant consultation and wasn’t up for debate, only long trousers or skirts were acceptable.

Only when Master Whitehead researched it he noticed a small loophole; yes, only skirts or long trousers were allowed, but nowhere in the policy was the wearing of skirts limited to just girls. So with admirable British pluck, Chris did the obvious thing and wore one of his sister’s school skirts in protest at the policy.

Chris’s actions have the full support of his mother, who expressed pride that he would go to such lengths for something he believed in, and have even won the respect of headteacher Robert Campbell, who said of Chirs yesterday, “''I know he wants to go into politics and has got strong principles… so maybe Parliament is not the best place for him.” (Telegraph).

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     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Wed May 11, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me to what lengths people will go to to remain in "the closet".

Kudos to Chris!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/11/11 at 11:51 AM
well, i guess he made his point. :lol: also, it is plaid, so call it a kilt and he's masculine again! hi dumbfounded, good to hear from you sweetie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/11/11 at 01:26 PM
is THAT plaid martel? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/11/11 at 05:31 PM
well I went with the= school uniform skirts are often plaid- theory. Great posts honey, long or short its good to hear your unique voice on WU whenever you can fit us in. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/12/11 at 07:08 AM
Some guys in the F State did that years ago, with the high school amending the rules to say that only females could wear skirts.

I say, if a guy can fit into the skirt and wants to wear it, why is it socially unacceptable?
Posted by Leshka on 05/13/11 at 07:28 PM
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