Change MGS' 6th Form uniform policy to allow boys to wear earrings

Change MGS' 6th Form uniform policy to allow boys to wear earrings

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Zarik Cross started this petition to Senior leadership team

In Maidstone Grammar School’s uniform policy, there is a clear disparity between the dress code for girls and boys. Equality across the sixth form years is essential, as I am sure the Senior Leadership Team would agree; especially in the progressive society we are being trained to thrive in beyond our school years. Whilst the differences of clothing are expected, there is no valid reason why ear piercings can be permitted for girls and not boys. This is a petition asking for consistency and fairness within the sixth form; and to achieve such would be to allow boys the same option as the girls.


Furthermore, this change in dress code promotes a positive attitude towards everyone in sixth form with regards to their acceptance and freedom to express themselves.  These values become more important as students enter the sixth form and in doing so offers no hindrance to their work ethic.


Whilst the school and its faculty pride themselves in its tradition, traditions should not be upheld when it is society’s consensus that such discrimination will no longer be turned a blind eye to. 

There is yet to be a logical reason given as to why this policy is still seen as relevant today. Whilst there has been an effort from boys to question it, they have been met with vague replies, essentially calling on compliance `‘because it is the rules’. To encourage the idea that rules should be followed simply for their label and nothing grounded in itself is unacceptable.

 

 

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