School Uniform To Vanish?
We all have a right to be individuals and to make our own choices. Making us wear school uniform takes away our right to choose what we want to wear and to look how we want.
School uniforms are often uncomfortable and old fashioned, also if there are a lot of children in a family it can be very expensive, approximately £200 per child when starting high school. We also need our sports kit to wear in PE lessons as well as clothes to wear out of school.
Some people think that uniform is smart and makes you feel more grown up. Everyone looks good in it and it shows respect for your school; each pupil wearing that uniform is representing that school.
However, this can cause problems as separate schools are identified by their uniforms, students can sometimes be dragged into fighting and bullying between the schools.
Forcing people to wear uniform can ignore their religious needs; Sikh boys and Muslim girls all express their religious beliefs through the way they dress. This could lead to parents choosing private faith schools limiting the mixing of children of all faiths.
The wearing of school uniform should be a personal choice, however if the uniforms were generally brought more up-to-date, more kids could decide whether the uniform is cool enough to wear.
I would love to hear your opinions!