NOSTALGIA: Girls sent home from Boston-area school after wearing trousers in mass protest 30 years ago

Girls from Kirton Middlecott School were sent home for turning up to class in trousers 30 years ago.
"It's a ridiculous rule ... " Fighting for equality at Kirton Middlecott School 30 years ago."It's a ridiculous rule ... " Fighting for equality at Kirton Middlecott School 30 years ago.
"It's a ridiculous rule ... " Fighting for equality at Kirton Middlecott School 30 years ago.

About 30 youngsters made a mass protest after some were reprimanded the day before and were told they were flouting the school rules.

But the next day more came in trousers. Some of the girls, aged 14 to 15, said they were prepared to be suspended for their principles.

“It’s a ridiculous rule,” said Louise Dewar, 15, “It was really cold last week and we don’t see why we can’t wear trousers like the boys, we think this is discrimination.”

One parent, George Hull, of Kirton, whose daughter Lisa, 14, was sent home, said: “The rule is out of date and should be changed.”

The school governors said they would consider a change if parents requested it.

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