I know that school can sometimes be utterly ridiculous when it comes to following the rules… For myself and Kreg it just happened to be the training ground where we learnt the art of bending the rules just enough to have a more pleasurable experience and not get into trouble (well, too much trouble, haha).
This is why I was quite miffed when I heard the latest bout of stupidity suffered by a top Cape Town school. You see the future leaders, doctors or sluts of the future over at St. Cyprians Girls school in Oranjezicht have been in a little bit of a tight spot with the school authorities over what uniform they are allowed to wear during learning hours. In previous years the girls were allowed to wear woolen tights to school as a means of keeping their legs warm during the rather chilly winter months until a few weeks ago when the principal Sue Redelinghuys banned them for no apparent reason.
The girls rallied together and took the matter to their SRC and when nothing happened- they decided to do the proper South African thing and take some strike action, with over 89 pupils deciding to wear the outlawed garment in defiance of the silly rule against warm legs on one day. This didn’t work out so well for them and the school proceeded to give them all written warnings that stay on record even when applying for university within the course of this year as “an act of defiance against the school”.
Seriously… What a crock of shit. I think that the principal of St.Cyprians should maybe have a look at the school’s motto of “creating future leaders” and start providing an environment that actually fosters this type of learning.
A stance must be taken on this matter- what school girls wear to school is very important to all those championing human rights and paedophiles alike. Viva freedom of expression VIVA!!!
Ps. Don’t search google images for school girls in tights.