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Thread #105471   Message #2172054
Posted By: TRUBRIT
15-Oct-07 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Girls' school trousers uk
Subject: RE: BS: Girls' school trousers uk
We moved back over to the UK in 1990 and lived there for 5 years. When my children started school my daughters were not allowed to wear trousers. The second year (I think) we were there it was absolutely freezing cold and the girls were given special dispensation to wear trousers. My little tomboy squeaked in delight, moved into trousers adn.........never went back to skirts.......she just wouldn't wear them. Since then she has been in a skirt/dress three times - two proms and her eighth grade graduation (she boycotted her high school graduation). While in principle I am a fan of uniform as it does act as a leveler, it just seems silly in today's world to a) not let girls wear trousers, or boys skirts if they so choose and b) not be able to get them in a decent quality....