When it's hot outside at England's Chiltern Edge School, students are permitted to wear skirts instead of pants. But they're not allowed to wear shorts, which means that boys who are looking to beat the heat must throw on a skirt in the morning.
“They mentioned its policy being gender neutral, which is a very modern thing," parent Alastair Vince-Porteous told The Henley Standardafter asking school administrators about the dress code. Vince-Porteous says his only quibble with the rule is the the thinks boys should be allowed to wear shorts during Chiltern's summer term.
“It’s a shame we can’t be more grown up about it," he adds. "We aren’t asking for rara skirts or skinny jeans, just grey tailored shorts for two months a year. It’s not a big deal.”