School uniform – the very thought of it conjures up so many iconic images and special memories for many of us. A school uniform is, at it’s best, a badge of honour which marks a child out as part of a special group of children. Giving a sense of belonging and a sense of pride, uniforms are not just an easy way for children to look smart.
Why school uniforms matter
When it comes to school, some children take to it like ducks to water whilst others struggle more. A school uniform is an equalizer. Nobody is smarter or more fashionable or unique than anyone else.
Everyone is the same – equally smart. When non-uniform events occur, it’s common to see quite a degree of stress among fashion conscious children. The concern that they will somehow wear the “wrong” thing is common. This illustrates exactly how uniforms remove a good portion of angst for many children.
When a child don it’s uniform, the feeling is one of order and pride – readiness to begin the working day. This independent school in London has a smart and unique uniform which allows children to feel part of a team.
Uniform also allows children to separate their fun days more easily from their workdays. The school day ends, the uniform comes off and leisure begins!
On another level, school uniforms are great for parents too! The provision of two or three of everything simplifies preparing clothing for your child. Uniforms tend to be hardwearing and practical – they can also be passed down from older siblings and so save money.
The purchase of a new uniform before a school term begins is an exciting milestone for children who are preparing to attend a new school. Teach your child to take good care of their unform by showing them how to sponge clean heavier garments such as blazers or woollen jerseys and always to hang up the clothing after use. Your child should pick up this habit quite quickly if you remind them daily.
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