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Last Updated: Tuesday June 15 2010 09:12 GMT

School bans girls wearing skirts

Pupils react to school skirt ban

A school is banning skirts as part of its uniform because it says lots of girls are wearing them too short.

From September, girls in years 7-10 at St Aidan's High School in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, have been told they'll have to wear trousers.

Head teacher Dennis Richards says they want to stop peer pressure on the girls to keep raising their hemlines.

Although some pupils said a few girls did wear their skirts too short they said they'd prefer to have a choice.

Views of the skirt ban are mixed among parents too, but Mr Richards said it was "merely a change of uniform".

"It is bizarre in 2010 to see wearing trousers as 'some form of punishment'," he said.