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Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest
25 September 2018 @ 10:00

TEENS at a Torrevieja high school have staged a peaceful protest over centre rules banning them from wearing shorts.

Around 40 girls pointedly wore shorts on the same day to show their discontent for what they call 'sexist' regulations – boys are allowed to wear shorts, but girls are not, and although girls are permitted to wear strappy tops, boys have been banned from doing so.

Of the 40 pupils who joined the 'shorts protest', around 25 were taken en masse into the library and given stern warnings about complying with school rules.

In response, they became even more determined in their cause: by yesterday (Monday), over 70 girls wore shorts to class.

Very few schools in Spain have uniforms, except for some private – mainly bilingual or international – centres and a small handful who have piloted them in infants', meaning kids wear their everyday clothing to class.

Dress codes are far more relaxed than in the UK, where jewellery is normally limited to stud earrings, a watch and a discreet bracelet, if permitted at all, and skirts must be of a requisite length.



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