A primary school asked both boys and girls to wear a skirt to school – in a bid to promote equality.
Children at Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh, are showing their support for the ‘Wear A Skirt To School’ day after a boy in Spain was expelled for wearing a skirt.
Pupils in the P6 class came up with the idea which saw children and teachers wear skirts on Thursday in support of equality and to help teach tolerance and respect.
However, the move sparked controversy with some locals claiming it has nothing to do with education.
One social media user said: “Ah good the school has finally been outed.
“Castleview shame on you.
“It’s bad enough that this rubbish is being pushed at higher level, but primary?
“The children in your care need academic education.”
But one parent hit back saying said: “My children attend this wonderful school. They are not screwed up.
“They are confident young learners who are encouraged to be unapologetically themselves and to accept and love others for who they are.
“Well done Castleview.”
Another said: “Disgraceful. Just teach the kids their basics and stop all this bloody nonsense.
“You’re screwing up the kids.”
Another added: “If some boys want to wear a skirt to school then that’s their choice to wear a skirt to school but it doesn’t follow all boys should have to wear one to appease them.”
A spokesperson for the Edinburgh Council said: “As Scotland’s capital city we are fully committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are keen to increase respect, tolerance and understanding especially in our 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.
“As part of this work their P6s came across the ‘Clothes Have No Gender’ campaign which started in Spain last year after a pupil was expelled from school for wearing a skirt.
“They asked if the school could do something similar to the show of support in Spain and raise awareness of what they have been learning in class.
“The school has had positive feedback from parents however pupils don’t have to take part if they don’t want to.”