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Presenter: In an effort to stay cool, a group of British students have defied their school dress code as well as gender norms by wearing skirts to protest a rule against shorts.
Mother: My son personally is coming home very, very hot, kind of thing. So, um, and he’s struggling at school and I think he’s quite irritable and stuff like that. So I think in terms of they should be able to wear shorts if they want to. I don’t see why that should be a problem. So …
Presenter: And most of the Exeter academy seem to be on board.
Mother: I think it’s great!
Boy: They’re allowed to wear skirts all year round. They get cold legs, and we have to sit there sweating!
Girl: I think it’s good. If they can’t wear shorts, then they have to wear skirts. I don’t think it’s right them being told off for having hairy legs, though.
Presenter: With Wednesday marking the hottest June day for decades in Britain, these boys aren’t skirting the issue.
Do you support the boys' protest? Why or why not? What school rules would you like to change?