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(From Bristol Evening Post)
The move from sweatshirts to blazers and ties continues and the perennial question of hemlines is back. LINDA TANNER reports on the latest school uniform trends MANY mums and even grandmas will have memories of rolling up the waistband of their school skirt to make themselves feel more fashionable.
Arguments over hemlines have been rising and falling for generations but some schools have now put an end to them - by insisting all girls wear trousers.
Nailsea School in North Somerset is one of the comprehensives that has banned skirts. It sent home 15-year-old Sharna Griffin when she turned up for lessons wearing a knee-length skirt earlier this month.
Head teacher David New and governors said families had been informed of the new uniform rules for September several months ago and that trousers were a more practical option.
But Sharna's mum Gemma said the skirt looked very smart and was not of an unsuitable length.
The actions of the school and the family gave rise to scores of comments on the Evening Post website.