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  School issues skirt ban for girls
Updated 20 June 2004, 10.55
School girls in uniforms
The girls will be wearing the trousers in a Suffolk secondary school, because skirts have been banned.

Some girls were showing up to class in mini-skirts, which the head teacher said were "immodest," and were so short they were "impractical".

The governors at Kesgrave High School, near Ipswich, have ordered girls to wear trousers instead.

But the Equal Opportunities Commission says the girls could appeal because the ban might be against their rights.

Earlier in June, a male student wore a skirt to college in Sussex, to protest at what he called sexist school uniform rules.

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