And, according to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the Castle View School sent an email to parents of students explaining that the aim behind the move was to promote equality, in addition to the fact that the administration wanted children to feel the comfort provided by the skirt.
Parents spoke to the British newspaper, stressing that the school gave teachers the option to wear the skirt as well.
The school’s decision sparked angry reactions on the communication sites, as some considered that the way the idea was presented was not correct, as it should not be mandatory to wear such a uniform.
Another group went on to describe the idea as inappropriate, especially for young students, considering the decision as narrowing their children’s choices, and making them feel compelled to do so without a good understanding of the motive.
The Edinburgh City Council entered the “crisis” line, as it considered the school’s decision not to be mandatory, noting that children had the right to wear the dress they saw fit for them.