24°C, looks like summer is here (for now)
BBC news: schoolgirl looses courtcase after appealing against her school uniform rule:
A 16-year-old girl was not discriminated against when she was banned from wearing a "purity ring" in school, the High Court has ruled.
Lydia Playfoot was told by Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, to remove her ring – which symbolises chastity – or face expulsion.She said the ruling would "mean that slowly, over time, people such as school governors, employers, political organisations and others will be allowed to stop Christians from publicly expressing and practising their faith".Playfoot) was under no obligation, by reason of her belief, to "Whatever the ring is intended to symbolise, it is a piece of jewellery," he said. "…she voluntarily accepted the uniform policy of the school and there are other means open to her to practise her belief without undue hardship or inconvenience."Miss Playfoot was one of a group of 11 girls at her school who joined a movement called the Silver Ring Thing.
The judge ordered Miss Playfoot’s father to pay £12,000 towards the school’s legal costs.
If she was serious about her chastity, then a ring won’t do- she’d wear a belt!