School uniform news of the day: Yorkshire teenagers sent home for too-tight trousers
One popular subject matter for the tabloids is the school child sent home for wearing unsuitable kit. The Barnsley Chronicle reports on Barnsley Academy in South Yorkshire, which has been “measuring the width of pupils’ trouser legs since last week”.
“Less than ten centimetres is a breach of school rules apparently. It’s totally ridiculous,” says Jane Ogden, of Worsbrough, whose daughters Ellie, 14, and Mollie, 12, were excluded from the Academy two days on account of their “oo-tight trousers.
The Academy’s website has more: “There is an increasing number of students wearing tight fitting trousers. Tight fitting trousers are unacceptable and are not allowed in the academy.”
Never had this trouble in the 1980s. It’s Madness, I tell ye. Madness!