A private school in Melbourne will make pants compulsory for junior school girls.
Kindergarten, prep, and grade one students at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School in Essendon will no longer have the option of wearing a pinafore, shirt and tie.
The younger students will wear shorts and a legging-style pant in a push to increase their level of physical activity through the day.
“We were keen to re-think the purpose of the uniform,” principal Elisabeth Rhodes told 9News.
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“It is more contemporary, it gives girls autonomy… and promotes more movement. It’s a winner in the minds of parents and the girls themselves.”
Ms Rhodes now hopes other independent schools will follow suit.
“Principals are cognisant of that fact it is important for girls to be active, so I’m sure we will see more of it in the future.”
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