Who wears the trousers? Not most Irish schoolgirls

While many schoolgirls are happy in their regulation skirts, others bemoan the lack of choice – as does designer Louise Kennedy, who has sketched her solution for us

It’s a Wednesday evening and Lisa Phiri and Kamile Kibar are standing at the bus stop outside their school in Dublin, the long skirts of their uniforms blowing in the chill wind.

The 16-year-olds have just won three basketball games for Presentation Terenure and are heading home. The students all wear trousers out of school and say the skirts they have to wear as part of their uniform are a daily irritant.

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