When the temperature reaches 33 degrees at Brighton, United Kingdom, four schoolboys opted to wear P.E. shorts instead of the regular ones. However, their school forbids them to wear P.E. shorts but they found a hilariously genius solution.
Michael Parker, Kodi Ailing, George Boyland and Jesse Stringer, all 14 and in Year 9 at Longhill High School wears P.E. shorts issued by the school on the hottest day of the year so far.
But the students were told to go home and change since it was against the school policy to wear P.E. shorts on regular days.
Instead of wearing their regular uniforms, the boys wore the school issued skirt as a protest for forbidding them to wear shorts.
Michael’s proud mum Angela Parker, said: “On Tuesday, the hottest day of the year so far, several of the boys went in to school in regulation PS shorts with a school logo on. They were all told to go home and put trousers on and told they are not allowed to wear shorts, even though girls are allowed to wear short skirts with bare legs and stay cool.
‘It’s discriminatory against boys why should they be punished? The school doesn’t let them have a drink of water during class and the rooms aren’t air conditioned. It’s quite hypocritical as well as all the male teachers were wearing shorts and t-shirts.”
Ironically, the boys were allowed to wear skirts because they were part of the prescribed uniform according to Head Kate Williams.
She said: ‘Four male students at Longhill High School chose to wear a skirt to school. Students can choose to wear any part of the agreed school uniform.’
Meanwhile, on the hottest day of the year so far, around 20 boys including the four, wore Longhill-branded gym shorts and were all punished by the secondary school as they were not wearing regulation uniforms.
Some of the students were sent home and others were kept in isolation and excluded the following day.