Unlike in the States, schools did not begin their summer break until last Friday here in England. But in recent days the weather has been extremely hot climbing well into the 90’s in some areas.
Several high school boys at a co-ed high school, therefore, asked for permission to wear shorts in order to be a little cooler, but the word came back that all students were required to wear the regulation uniform consisting of either long pants or skirts.
Four boys took the ruling at its face value and showed up in skirts.
I know from experience that skirts are indeed much cooler than long pants.
Though I’m not sure the skirts cooled things off in all senses of the word.