|Issue 2 - February 1972|
the Johnston School in Durham City, several girls arrived for lessons
wearing trousers instead of the regulation skirts. Their entry was greeted
by shock, horror and a demand from their teacher either to change into
skirts or to leave. They left.
After dinner, they returned and their teacher started to berate them for their unseemly actions. Soon the whole class was in heated argument with the teacher who eventually called in the headmaster who, of course, sided with the teacher.
During the break the kids' indignation spread to other classes, and the afternoon culminated in a near-riot as the kids refused to return to class.
It seems that behind all the trouble is a general movement among the kids to form a school council to give them a say in the running of the school.
Future developments are awaited.