Essay on Implementation of School Uniforms

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Implementation of School Uniforms

The topic of school uniforms has been highly debated for many years. Many would think it would be the teachers versus the pupils in this debate but they would be wrong, this argument has members from both sides fighting for and against it. In this essay I will look at the topic from both sides and be un-objective in my writing.

Many of the arguments made in favour of school uniforms have something to do with the safety of the school community as a whole. For example some may say that with school uniforms children do not get bullied for what clothes they wear as everyone is the same or theft is reduced as there is less temptation to steal from others. With
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On special occasions at school, like “Red Nose Day” for example, the pupils may be allowed a non-uniform day at school, another advantage of this is the fundraising aspect, if each pupil paid £1 then the school could make a considerable donation to charity. Also some people feel that wearing a uniform allows children to keep their casual or “good clothes” for after school and weekends or special events, thus causing less wear and tear and clothing lasting longer so in essence saving parents money in the long run.

Some people on the other hand believe that school uniforms make children and pupils at school lose their individuality and sense of freedom, as they are being forced to wear what other people are wearing. This could be seen as a bad thing as uniforms can also be extremely expensive and may need to be replaced at some point. A family may be able to send their child to the school but struggle to pay for their uniforms. This may also put some parents off sending their children to public schools or schools which are seen as “posh” or “upper class” because they have a uniform. Another problem may be that not everybody who wears a uniform suits the uniform, for example if a child is overweight they may look different in the uniform and this may make them feel bad but also cause other children to make fun of or bully them. Some schools require two or maybe three uniforms for the

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