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Sometimes you’ll do just about anything to escape the heat of summer, so it’s easy to understand why a group of young school boys decided to alter their uniforms a little in order to get some relief. When shorts weren’t a dress code option, naturally skirts were the next best thing.

A group of students from ISCAA Academy in Exeter, England couldn’t bare to wear their long uniform pants in the recent hot weather. The school dress code policy does not allow shorts to be worn to school, however, skirts are worn daily by the girls. In an attempt to cool down without breaking school rules, the boys decided unanimously to wear skirts to school. “We’re not allowed to wear shorts, and I’m not sitting in trousers all day, it’s a bit hot,” said one of the boys who took part in the protest.

As the students walked to school in their altered uniforms they chanted, “Let boys wear shorts!” They hoped that the protest would inspire the school administrators to change the dress code policy. Head teacher, Aimee Mitchell, told Devon Live that they are considering it. “With hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future.”

Many parents showed their support of the boys’ actions. Mom, Claire Reeves said, “I feel extremely proud of them all for standing up for their rights. People are always talking about equal right for males and females and school uniform shouldn’t be any different.”

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