Boys Wear Skirts To School During Heat Wave
In case you're unaware, parts of the UK are going through a pretty intense heat wave right now.
With temperatures surpassing 90 degrees, going outside and heading to school can be a pretty grueling (and sweaty) process. Heck, unless you're at the beach, being exposed to such high temperatures can be somewhat of a bummer.
Luckily, most schools allow teenagers to wear shorts, dresses, and skirts to help them cool off from the summer sun -- but other schools have uniform requirements that don't allow as many options.
Apparently, the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, has a strict dress code that bans male students from wearing shorts, even on days so hot that wearing long pants seems almost impossible.
However, ladies can wear skirts to school, which gives them a lighter summer outfit to beat the heat in.
Recently, dozens of clever schoolboys at the academy couldn't take the summer heat with trousers on and allegedly asked if they could wear shorts to school instead.
When they were told they couldn't, they found the next best clothing option that was already part of the school's uniform:
On Thursday, about 30 boys showed up to school wearing skirts they reportedly borrowed from their sisters and friends.
TBH, I'm super proud of 'em. If girls can wear skirts to school, why can't boys rock 'em, too?
Based off the pictures, these dudes look much happier (and cooler) rocking the airy plaid look.
In fact, one ninth grader allegedly told The Guardian he "appreciated the nice breeze," while another said the skirt was "quite refreshing."
I feel you, man! I love wearing skirts for these very reasons.
The principal of the school, Aimee Mitchell, commented on the boys' choice to wear skirts and admitted she'd be willing to change the dress code in the future.
She told The Guardian,
Shorts are not currently part of our uniform for boys and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families. However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future.
In the meantime, these guys are rocking their skirts without shame, and Twitter is digging it.
Hopefully their dress code changes soon, but in the meantime, I definitely applaud their efforts to rock a skirt in the summer heat.