90% of schools in England are currently in uniform. Those who advocate uniforms believe that wearing uniforms eliminates the fashion and confidence factors of children wearing their clothing of choice. However, those who believe that uniforms should not be worn believe that it is more expensive to buy uniforms for children than to buy them ordinary clothes.
There are several perspectives when it comes to uniform: most children’s view – not wearing a school uniform – and adult’s view – wearing school uniforms; however, there were some exceptions.
Year 8 student Anabelle Taylor said: “I’d rather have a uniform that I feel comfortable in. I still think it’s a good idea to have a uniform, just not necessarily this one.” Having a school uniform is extremely important as it can help prepare students for when they eventually go to work. Mr Berhane, Headmaster at St Catherine’s College, “It’s a lot harder than ever to be a young person”. He suggested that uniform is a great leveler, allowing children to “stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers.” Amber Elliott agrees with Mr. Berhane, saying that “we’re a workplace and we have to be professionals.” She also says, “Our uniform is very business-like to show off in a formal setting and in a workplace.”
On the other hand, student Lucy Coleman emphasized that “you can express yourself better in your own clothes”, Amber Elliott also agreed with Lucy, stating that “wearing your own clothes allows you to express yourself and feel more original”. .
In summary we can see that school uniforms are clearly important and will be here for the time being but we echo the words of Mr Berhane who said ‘it’s a lot harder to be a young person now than it’s ever been’ this will only increase, if society changes, so who knows where the arguments for or against will be weighed up in another 5 years.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23120072.different-opinions-school-uniforms-students/?ref=rss Different opinions on school uniforms for students