TEN reasons to feel GOOD about School Uniform
We know that buying school uniform can sometimes seem like a costly and thankless task. Children grow, clothes that take a bashing 5 days a week, 30-plus weeks a year, inevitably suffer wear and tear and not every parent or child likes every element of any given uniform.
Thats why we decided to include a question on the importance of uniform in our most recent school and parent survey to see what people really think.
Whilst taste means that not everyone is going to agree on style and colour, amazingly every single parent and every single school were united in their belief of the importance of uniform.
So here are their top ten reasons to feel good about school uniform:
Uniform is a great leveller, it makes everyone equal. Less competition, less keeping up with the Jones, less distractions
There is less scope for bullying with a school uniform. Or as one mum so beautifully put it the starting point is who you are, not what youre wearing
Mornings become easier. It removes the what to wear dilemma
Uniform gives children a common identity and a sense of belonging
Its designed to withstand wear and tear and adventures much better than high street fashion items
6) Better behaviour
Children behave better when they wear their uniform; it comes with a set of expectations as to what is and isnt acceptable and children behave accordingly
Children learn the importance of obeying rules even if they dont like them, a valuable lesson for life
Children walk taller in uniform. They feel important and proud.
Children have a much better attitude to work (and homework!) when they are wearing a uniform
Uniform gives the school a profile in the community and means children are easily identifiable on school trips.