After one week in black trousers and white shirts my year 10 students had quite different views on wearing uniforms for school. This is what they said:
Bild: Tenth graders in school uniform – an experiment
I’d love to have a school uniform because it means less stress in the morning - no searching for proper clothes in your wardrobe.
School uniforms suck because everybody looks the same.
A dress code gives a strong feeling of community.
A dress code often supports old-fashioned gendering.
School uniforms are fantastic as nobody is bullied because of the way being dressed.
I am glad we haven’t got a dress code: All pupils look the same, so you can’t see everyone’s uniqueness.
I am pretty happy that I don’t have to wear a school uniform, but enjoyed the experiment quite a lot.
I am glad I don’t have to obey any dress code as I like to express myself freely choosing clothing, jewellery or hairstyle individually.
I think school uniforms are conservative.
I wish we would wear school uniforms in class one more time!
I’d like to experience wearing a school uniform not just for a week, but a month!
I felt more structured.
School uniforms would be nice as nobody can get judged by their clothing – rich or poor.
Wearing the same clothes made us feel as a unit.
I don’t care what to wear.
Bild 2: School uniforms at Lady Manners, Bakewell, exchange school in GB
10 c, Julika Helms