What’s The Point Of School Uniform?
You might hate your school uniform, but I think it’s there for good reason.
A shirt, tie and blazer may not be the ingredients for my favourite outfit, but if I were given the choice, I wouldn’t throw away the idea of school uniform. Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student.
Uniforms show that you are part of an organisation. Wearing it says we’re all in this together.
Also, if you wear your uniform with pride, it means you are half way there to being respectful, buying into what the organisation is all about.
Uniforms give students a sense of belonging to a particular school and create an identity for the school in the community.
Some people believe that a school uniform can improve learning by reducing distraction, sharpening focus on schoolwork and making the classroom a more serious environment, allowing students to perform better academically.
Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means students don’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. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which would put a great deal of financial pressure on students and parents. Potential bullies have one less target for their insults; it’s hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when you’re dressed exactly the same.
I like uniforms because everyone is the same and no one can be left out by the way they are dressed. Our new uniform looks smarter, which is needed in Lebanon and the world in general .