Have you ever taken a moment to think about why we have school uniforms? It’s not that they are there to purposely make life difficult, in fact it’s quite the opposite. While restricting individuality and self-expression, school uniforms help children to focus on what really matters and that’s their education. When you take the choice of what to wear away, there are fewer things for children to worry about. They don’t need to worry about fitting in or wearing the trendiest outfits. As a result, there’s less pressure on parents and things for bullies to target. Here are some more benefits according to a boys’ school in London.
When you compare the price of ordinary clothing to a full school uniform, it can seem quite expensive. As mentioned earlier, the good thing about uniforms is that there’s less peer pressure which means that there’s no need for children to worry about wearing an outfit more than once. When you take that into account, school uniforms work out to be more cost effective.
Safety and Security
Safeguarding is a huge priority for schools. They are entrusted with young children and must make sure that their safety is protected. Having a school uniform helps schools to monitor who comes in and out of the school gates, alarming them of outsiders who shouldn’t be. The same goes for outside of school. When on a field trip, uniform helps teaching staff to keep an eye on their pupils and make sure that they aren’t wandering off.
Another is solidarity. Schools are communities and having uniform creates oneness. It helps children to feel as though they are a part of something and gives them a sense of identity and belonging.
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