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  • April 07, 2022
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There was a time when students were identified by a set of colour-coded clothing from the rest of the world. But after the pandemic came those uniforms were kept in a corner for more than a year.


Imagine using something daily and then suddenly not using it. You start to question its necessity and function in your life. School uniforms are also having to go through the same scrutiny.


Now that the schools are almost fully functional, wearing a uniform is being questioned. That's why we are here to remind you of the significance of wearing a uniform in schools.


This might help you gain perspectives that you may not have had earlier too.


All students in the school come from different social, economical, and cultural backgrounds. A particular dress code firstly ensures they all look the same.


The same dress code prevents confusion and brings them all on the same level like a clean slate ready to learn. It helps everybody to mix up well with each other without any misconception or discrimination.


It also prevents bullying of poor and culturally different kids and boosts their confidence and encourages inclusivity.


The school dress is the first piece of cloth that instils a sense of belonging among students. When children wear school dress, they feel that they belong to a particular organization.


Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, it creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student.


Proponents say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a “level playing field” that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes.


While opponents argue that school uniforms infringe upon students’ right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behaviour and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise.


So let's look at the benefits of wearing a uniform and let our common sense prevail. With a note that at times common sense is not so common.



1. Sense of Equality


Creating a standard promotes the idea that we are all the same. So when every student wears the same clothing every day at school, it levels out the playing field.


Any expectations on what to wear are removed and children develop a greater sense of equality. Helping children of different socioeconomic backgrounds to begin from the same starting point.


Without uniforms, children from poorer backgrounds could feel isolated if their parents are unable to afford the latest styles of clothing.


Wearing uniforms can breed a sense of cohesion and commonality that is lost when school uniforms are removed.



2. Encourages Disciple and togetherness


Every school has a different style, pattern, and even colour of uniform from the other school. These distinctions are chosen to make the uniform look unique. Offering a unique identity to students from the rest of the world.


Apart from that, the school uniform also holds the logo of the school which is always unique and that gives the students a motto to abide by.


School uniforms allow students to feel part of something bigger than themselves. This, in turn, helps children recognize the value of working together towards a common goal.


It is understandable that what to wear and what not is an individual choice but there are always some ethics of a place. You can't wear a sweater in the pool and a sports dress in the classroom. Right!


Uniforms help maintain dressing discipline by strictly appointing certain outfits in the school.



3. Increased Safety


With the colours of the uniform, children can be immediately recognised from a distance as a member of the school. This will help in the early identification of students in case of emergency.


In a situation where someone who isn’t a member of the school enters the group, they can be pointed out or on trips, if children get lost they can be easily spotted among crowds thanks to their uniform.


This can be especially helpful when making inter-school trips at the same time as other schools, where large crowds of children mix with one another.



4. Uniform Inclusivity


If students are allowed to wear what they like, schools would have to adopt a long list of dos and don’ts to formulate their inclusive, acceptable and decent dress code.


These dress codes can often be harsher on girls or children from different communities making for an unfair and unequal community.


By bringing in a uniform, schools can avoid complicated issues around modesty, offensive symbols, and text, and remove any need for teachers to monitor what children are wearing against this dress code.


That's why a school adopts a uniform and creates a simple and standardized dress code.



5. Reduction of Bullying


Without school uniforms, the potential for children to tease and make fun of one another's sense of clothing will be increased. People use clothing to express themselves; children should not be different.


But it can also create a point of difference between one child and another which can be amplified by socioeconomic disparities between one child’s family and another.


So to build a sense of community and equality a school uniform is a must. Allowing students to accept each other without any division and reducing the possibilities of bullying.



6. Easy mornings for students and parents


A weekday morning can be a chaotic morning for both parents and children. What to wear, what not to wear, ironing dress, lunch, tiffin and a rush to catch the bus.


These and many other problems arise and are amplified if your child doesn’t have a school uniform to put on each morning. Uniforms remove one more thing from the ‘to-do’ list of parents and children every day.


They are sorted in what to wear, when to wear and how to wear departments.



7. Health and safety


With the right uniforms for every weather, schools can reduce the likelihood that students will trip, strain themselves, or be unprepared for the weather. This improves the health and safety of students.


Also, Anyone from outside can mix among the students if there is no uniform policy. Creating a security concern in the school. Similarly, If little kids somehow get away from school, the details on the uniform make it easy for them to be found.



8. Learning and being professional


Uniform eliminates the children's urge to check what their fellow students are wearing so they can focus on learning. Meaning a student doesn't have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes.


When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn’t so important. It's one way to decrease distractions and encourage equality and bonding between the students.


It is one of the reasons that students are more disciplined and it creates a better environment for learning. With time when students grow up and these learnings help them in their professional careers.


There is no uniform in the corporate world but wearing a uniform helps children to be more well mannered and behaved.



9. Improve study ethic and improves creativity


When students do not have clothes to show their creativity, they show creativity in their studies. If a child feels like they don’t fit in, or they don’t have the latest and best clothing, it can have a damaging effect on their confidence.


A lack of confidence can be one of the most significant barriers to academic growth. Introducing a school uniform removes this possibility, meaning your child has less to worry about and more reason to be confident in class.


Besides all these reasons, wearing a uniform also reduces absenteeism, and promotes discipline, focus and good behaviour. It induces a sense of presentation skills, which help a student talk with confidence.


School uniforms aren't fashionable, but that’s exactly why they should be worn.







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