Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Newsround at 8.30am yesterday -

Ricky: First up to a school that's banned pupils from wearing skirts. Students at the school in Yorkshire have been told that, from September, they won't be able to wear skirts as part of their uniform. Instead boys and girls will have to wear trousers. It's because there were worries that girls were wearing skirts that were too short. Not everyone is pleased with the decision.


Ricky: Well what do you guys reckon about banning skirts? Let us know by heading over to the Newsround website.

But the 'Click here to have your say on this story' Newsround link is, at the time of writing, incorrect, and instead of linking to have your say about St Aidan's High School in Harrogate, links to (published) feedback about a similar story five years ago concerning a school in Dorset.

Luisa Baldini also reported the 2005 ban. I believe that Broadstone Middle School in Poole, Dorset reversed the trousers-only policy a short while later.

Regular followers of Newsround Blog will be interested to check out the differences in (published) feedback between then and now - including the dearth of feedback from 15-year-olds on the current story.

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