Dress down trousers

16th September 2005 at 01:00
Strong reaction has always followed strict insistence on school uniform, one former Educational Institute of Scotland rep recalled at a conference last week.

The hiatus all began with a simple reprimand. The heidie had had enough of rebellious teenagers flouting dress codes, and hauled a single-minded lass into his study to press home the school's policy. "I don't want to see you ever again in these trousers," he bawled.

The girl considered her options.

"OK, if that's what you want," she replied, and promptly dropped her trews in front of the startled heidie.

Union advice to the heidie was something along the lines of "don't get your knickers in a twist" over uniform.

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