Yes, it’s the return of the young rebel against the system:
Chris believes that forcing boys to wear long trousers during the summer affects concentration and their ability to learn.
Chris is twelve. I don’t know when he got his degree in educational theory…
He said, ‘In the summer girl students are allowed to wear skirts but boys are not allowed to wear shorts.
‘We think that this discriminates against boys. I will march in a skirt with other boys waving banners and making a lot of noise.
‘I will be wearing the skirt at school all day in protest at the uniform policy…’
Right, like that’s not going to affect concentration or the ability to learn…
And has this ban just been imposed?
Teachers at Impington Village College imposed a ban on boys’ shorts two years ago following consultation with parents and teachers.
But when aspiring politician Chris joined the school he was outraged by the policy and pledged to overturn the ban.
So, the policy has been in place and everyone knew what it was and signed up to it, and now along comes a newcomer who wants to change everything to suit him. His parents must be so proud…
Oh. It seems one of them actually is proud:
Chris’s mother Liz Whitehead, 50, has praised her son for standing up for ‘what he believes in’.She said: ‘I am delighted that Chris is taking action on what he believes in, which the school actually encourages, so he is only doing what he is taught.
‘I am really proud he is brave enough to wear a skirt to school for what he believes in and back him all the way.’
Hey, love, why didn’t you just send him to a school that suited your requirements in the first place?
The headmaster, at least, got in a dig:
Headteacher Robert Campbell …’Chris is a very bright and articulate student and we have got a very strong student council. He is one of only two year 8 pupils on it.’I know he wants to go into politics and has got strong principles – so maybe parliament is not the best place for him.’