Our thanks to Sean for this. An excerpt:
Pupils said the idea for the protest came from the head teacher, who originally made the suggestion, although one student said he did not think she was being serious.
They said they hoped the school would reconsider its shorts policy as a result of the protest and the head has indicated it might be considered.
Ms Mitchell said: “We recognise that the last few days have been exceptionally hot and we are doing our utmost to enable both students and staff to remain as comfortable as possible.
“Shorts are not currently part of our uniform for boys and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families.
“However, with hotter weather becoming more normal, I would be happy to consider a change for the future.”
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