Original protest at the British ISCA Academy in Exeter

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They were warned to not break the rules being threaten with punishment. In such circumstances, they imagined an original form of protest: dozens of boys, who borrowed uniform skirts from female friends and sisters, went to class Thursday sporting a new look. Wearing girls’ uniform skirts was a tricky idea. Some of them was warned because  their legs were too hairy and after used razors to fix this. They took photos and their protest became viral in the Internet.

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Boys in skirts at ISCA Academy in Exeter

“The boys see the women teachers in sandals and nice cool skirts and tops while they are wearing long trousers and shoes and the older boys have to wear blazers,” a mother said. ISCA Academy Headteacher Aimee Mitchell  anticipated a more permissive policy in the future. “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 and will talk to families and staff further about this in the coming week,” she said.

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