After complaints from parents over cold legs, a school has opted to reform its uniform to allow schoolgirls to dispense with skirts, if they choose. The prospect of allowing schoolgirls to wear trousers has attracted outrage.
However, with the plan being organised by teachers, a normal choice of trousers proved impossible, and “pantaloons” were settled on to preserve the modesty of the schoolgirls, now they would no longer be displaying their legs…
The plan was implemented by a (nearly) girls only high school, where many cycle to school, and apparently complaints arose over cold legs.
Quoth the school:
“We initially tried ‘boots cut’ and ‘low rise slacks’, etc, but when we had girls trial them, they exposed their backs and bellies when stretching out their arms; this was felt to be too stimulating in a high school. So the principal opted for pantaloons.”
“Sailor uniforms were originally the uniforms of sailors, they match any sort of trousers.”
However local papers soon reported the matter, and an outcry on the Internet arose. “It’s an outrageous revival of militarism!”, “They look like they’re in wartime, and it’s totally unfashionable.”
A minority actually considered the plight of the girls cycling about in the freezing temperatures.
When it comes to the girls themselves, a third of them (some 300) cycle to school. Orders for the new uniforms opened this month, and one person has reserved one. The pupils themselves are said to be of mixed opinion – some say they’d never wear them, whilst others thought it a good idea.