Piece of news extracted from the independent.co.uk
40 secondary English schools have banned pupils from wearing skirts
Skirts feature on a list of unaccepable items along with facial piercings and skinny jeans.
They must wear « plain grey trousers ». Skirts can be embarrassing for girls when they sit down in assemblies and drama classes.
Some critics of the decision argue that rather than forcing all pupils to wear trousers, students should all have the option of wearing skirts or trousers, regardless of gender.
In addition !
A secondary school in Oxfordshire has banned boys from wearing shorts telling them they were free to wear skirts instead !
In this school the rule is to wear either shorts or skirts.
As they have a gender-neutral policy, boys are allowed to wear skirts if they wish.
Shorts were removed from the uniform after a consultation as not »business-like » attire.
and finally … here are teenage boys protesting against their right to wear shorts being robbed from them.
Picture from The Telegraph.
I think this is the picture of the year from WaterAid.
According to you, what is the picture of the year 2018 ?
800 abandoned buckets appear at Potters Field Park, London, in a moving tribute to the 800 children who die every day, on average, due to a lack of clean water and sanitation. Just one bucket in the installation, part of WaterAid’s #Untapped appeal, could hold almost enough safe drinking water for one child for a week. Every £1 donated to the #Untapped appeal until 31st January 2018 will be matched by the UK Government. Photo Credit should read WaterAid / Ollie Dixon.
Photo shows Zoe Stevens adding the finishing touches to the buckets.
« Today, I humbly stand before you to offer a long overdue apology, » Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, said during a ceremony in the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
About 150,000 indigenous children attended residential schools across Canada between the 1940s and late 1990s.
Canada wanted to assimilate native children into white Canadian culture.
Students were neglected, separated from their families and communities, prevented from speaking their native languages and learning about their culture, and many endured severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
( November 2017 )
And more on Canada and its regions : Klondike http://placesbook.org/klondike
In addition you can find this video interesting in order to understand the difference between the Canadian Provinces and Territories