When the temperature rises above 30 degrees, a boy calls for a protest. And that shows success.
At a school in England, boys are forbidden from wearing shorts – regardless of how hot it is. The only concession from the school management: The boys are allowed to take off their jackets. When the students can no longer stand it in temperatures of over 30 degrees, they protest against the school rules – by wearing skirts. Extratipp.com * reports.
Adrian Copp is too warm – he calls for protest
The movement’s spokesman is Adrian Copp. The 15-year-old decides that it is finally too warm for long trousers. He thinks it is unfair that girls are allowed to wear both skirts and trousers, but boys are only allowed to wear trousers to school. And just go to class in a skirt.
With his courageous action, the student from St. Austell triggers a small trend. Numerous other students follow his example. Adrian Copp felt much cooler in rock, as reported by the BBC. At school, he even got applause for his unusual outfit. But not everyone was so enthusiastic about Adrian Copp’s activism. Many teachers wanted to punish the 15-year-old for breaking the dress code. However, unlike shorts, wearing a skirt does not explicitly break the rules.
And Adrian does not only stand up for his own rights, but also for those of his classmates. Because the 15-year-old advocates that girls should also be allowed to wear shorts. He finds the dress code at his school simply out of date. And the protest has had an impact: In the coming year, shorts should finally be allowed. * extratipp.com is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.