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What is the purpose of school uniforms?

What are the downsides to school uniforms?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. How do you feel about school uniforms?
  2. Do you believe your school should have a uniform or not, and why?
  3. If you designed a uniform for your school, what would it look like, and why?
  4. If you could choose one item of your school uniform to change, what would it be and why?

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Uniform: distinctive clothing worn by members of the same school or workplace.

Clothes: items of clothing worn to cover the body.

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Many child find school uniforms embarassing and don’t like not being able to chose there own clothes.

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Joseph, age 11

1. How do you feel about school uniforms?

In my opinion, I do not like the uniforms as it doesn’t give me the chance to express myself as I feel as I’m just the same as everyone else. Even though bullying would be more problematic, it doesn’t matter as you know you’re doing what you want to do and not follow a crowd ( school uniforms).

2. Do you believe you school should have uniforms or not?

I do not believe that school should have uniforms for the most part. The reason I say that is because I know that on school trips you need your children to have the same colours to keep them safe. However, in school you don’t need it as everyone is already in the premise.

3. If you designed a uniform, what would it look like?

If I were to design a school uniform,I would make people wear a suit and tie (preferably a red velvet jacket). As I feel like it shows class in your uniform making you look more professional motivating yourself to think that you are smart and posh at the same time.

4. If you could choose one item of your uniform to change what would it be?

Due to my taste, I would change the trousers you have to wear as I don’t like because of the tightness of them. Also,I’m a sporty pupil making me like more comfier things like joggers and tracksuits etc. And it allows you to be more comfortable in class and not have to worry about how tight it is.

1. How do you feel about school uniforms?

Speaking with honesty, I hate it. The reason why is I’m not used to all these posh clothes and I haven’t been for the past six years and they’re too expensive for my mam because I always get holes in my trousers and my mam can bearly a ford things for herself.

2. Do you believe you school should have uniforms or not?

Due to similar reasons in paragraph 1, I think not but if we had to I would like the play ground to be grass as kids (including me) always get grazes and bruises in their knees. Another reason is for the younger kids to be more creative.

3. If you designed a uniform, what would it look like?

If I had the chance to make my own school uniform, which will probably never happen, I would put an object, creature or person in the corners of the t shirts (which will be long sleeved) relating to one school subject and just to make the younger ones feel special, they can have their best subject on the back.

4. If you could choose one item of your uniform to change what would it be?

Honestly speaking, I don’t like anything about school uniform but what I hate the most and what I would like to change the most would be the bottoms.I hate trousers and genes as they are uncomfortable but saying that really makes me sound like a fuss pot.

1. How do you feel about school uniforms?

When I wear my school uniform at school, it’s really uncomfortable because once I sit down in my chair at school my legs get really itchy and I can never be comfortable in my seat. I also don’t think it’s fair that America are allowed too wear anything for school and we have too wear a school uniform.

2. Do you believe you school should have uniforms or not?

I believe our school should not have a uniform because they are really expensive and some people might not have a job that pays enough and they might not be able too afford to give their child a school uniform.

3. If you designed a uniform, what would it look like?

If I designed our school uniform I would make us wear black, ripped, tight jeans, a really light blue top so that the light blue would calm everyone down and stop people from being stressed while working and black normal school shoes or trainers.

4. If you could choose one item of your uniform to change what would it be?

If I could change one thing I would change our trousers and skirts too a different fabric because when everyone sits down our legs get really itchy and it makes everyone uncomfortable while working. Also the skirts could be just a bit longer because if it’s really windy our skirts blow up and it’s really embarrassing

1. How do you feel about school uniforms?

In my opinion, I feel that school uniform shouldn’t be necessary because many children don’t like being told what to wear.I am one of those children who like to be creative; try different styles and don’t like being told what to wear.School uniforms can be expensive and many families can’t afford them.

2. Do you believe you school should have uniforms or not?

I think that my school shouldn’t have a uniform because many parents cannot afford them and normal clothes are cheaper. Also, many children feel embarrassed whilst wearing uniforms because they do not like it or feel that they do not suit it.If children were told to wear their own clothes you would see more of their personality.

3. If you designed a uniform, what would it look like?

If I designed a school uniform, I would choose for people to wear leggings, joggers or shorts , a t-shirt , trainers and a hoodie. I chose these clothes because they are comfy and you can do PE (sports) in them.

4. If you could choose one item of your uniform to change what would it be?

I would change a school cardigan or jumper to a hoodie because they are much comfier, and better to wear when doing sports and going on trips and events. Also, In the winter cardigans are not very warm but hoodies will keep us warm during the cold days.

How do you feel about school uniforms?

I feel like school uniforms make people look the same because they don’t have a choice on what to wear for school. Also, if people have a choice of clothes they will be happier because maybe they don’t like wearing the uniform that has been chosen.

Do you believe your school should have a school uniform or not and why?

I believe that we shouldn’t have to wear school uniform because people don’t look unique to their personality and school uniforms aren’t as comfortable as their regular everyday clothes for example if they wear joggers rather than trousers.

If you designed a uniform for your school what would it look like and why?

If I designed a uniform, It would be a black and white tracksuit and black nike air maxes because they’re comfortable and my favourite clothes and shoes also I think other people would be happy with them choices.

If you could choose one item of your school uniform to change what would it be?

I would choose shoes because the school shoes my mum gets me aren’t the most comfortable of shoes so I would wear some trainers of my choice that I have chosen or paid for. For example the shoes that I bought at Christmas.

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