A primary school in Scotland is encouraging boys and girls to wear skirts to school to promote gender equality.
Castleview Primary School in Edinburgh is encouraging boys and girls to wear skirts to school to promote gender equality.
The school is taking part in an initiative today, November 4, called “Wear a Skirt to School Day.”
The initiative was inspired by a campaign in Spain that saw teachers and students wearing skirts to school in support of Mikel Gomez, who was expelled for wearing one last year.
SO proud of our P6’s who after reading @HappyNewspaper wrote to our leadership team to ask if we could support #clotheshavenogender #LaRopaNoTieneGenero We promote respect, tolerance and understanding and we want our school to be inclusive and promote equality. pic.twitter.com/lCWqt2l3SY
— Castleview Primary (@Castleview_PS) November 3, 2021
Year six students at Castleview school asked the teachers if they could show their support by doing something similar after learning about gender stereotyping, with the school inviting students and staff to wear skirts, kilts and costumes today.
The school said it is “so proud” of its pupils in a comment on Twitter.
City of Edinburgh Council also said it is “fully committed to promoting equality and diversity,” especially in schools.
“We want to ensure all our schools are inclusive and Castleview are carrying out a lot of positive work to promote equality across all their year groups,” a spokesperson said.
“The school has had positive feedback from parents however pupils don’t have to take part if they don’t want to.”
Parents have also shown their support, with one parent Tweeting: “Ethan showing his support for #LaRopaNoTieneGenero at school today! So Proud!”
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