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Rules Were Made to Be Interpreted

Kate Williams, the head teacher at Longhill High School in Rottingdean, East Sussex, England, insisted short pants are not acceptable, even if the weather is hot and even if the shorts have the school logo. “I have high standards regarding uniform,” she says, “and today, in the warm weather conditions, these high standards have been challenged by approximately two percent of parents/students.” After dozens of boys were punished for wearing shorts — the girls could fight the heat by wearing skirts — four boys decided they still were not going to wear long pants: they showed up for school in uniform skirts. That, Williams determined, was permissible. “Students can choose to wear any part of the agreed school uniform.” (AC/London Telegraph, Hollingbury Argus) ...They must be quite some men to dress like girls.
Original Publication Date: 31 July 2016
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