Or is it sex discrimination? This is just out of interest really but the school that my dd is going to go to has dresses for girls in its uniform letter, although they are apparently allowed to wear trousers if it is cold! There is no mention of whether a girl could choose to wear shorts in the summer rather than a dress.
I'm just wondering what the consequences would be if a girl decided to wear shorts to school. Or I suppose if a boy decided to wear a dress. if they are still wearing the school uniform can they be disciplined?
Yes, state primary. I haven't signed anything yet.... It's not really an issue at the moment as my dd is perfectly happy in dresses but she goes through phases and I'm just interested in the issue as personally I think it is ridiculous and discriminatory. I worry that she'll stop climbing and doing physical play for fear of showing her knickers or something. I remember that being an issue when I was at school. But maybe things have changed.
IME (DD just finishing primary school) they are very unconcerned about exhibiting knickers. They do stop lifting their dresses to compare knickers in about year 2, but DD still hangs upside down on the bars with her knickers on view. She can wear shorts, but doesn't like them. Interestingly boys can only wear trouser
my children have been at 4 different primary schools and not one let the boys wear shorts in the summer it was trousers only all year round (dont get me started on secondry school uniform having to wear a jumper and a blazer in june its totally not on ....)
AuditAngel that is ridiculous! So they have to plan ahead, before playing on the climbing frame??? Why don't they just let them wear shorts if they are that bothered?! It's good to know the children are not concerned. I just thought maybe there would be teasing if someone showed their pants and there are so many reasons why girls stop doing physical play and sport, I don't want another reason to worry about!