Wearing a uniform to school will be something that most kids don’t particularly enjoy, but uniform policies are in place for a reason. If there weren’t reasons and advantages to doing so, uniforms wouldn’t be a common thing to see in schools today. Whether it’s a private school, a parochial school, or a public school, most will have uniform policies. These policies help reduce costs for parents and offer advantages in other areas as well such as assisting with discipline and certain behavioural issues.
You will often find that uniforms differ from school to school and more so again between different types of schools. It depends on the school itself as well and the uniform policy in place. Certain schools may require students to wear a white shirt and a red sweatshirt of a certain shade for example, whereas others may incorporate their schools logo onto the jumper and shirt and expect this to be warm. Clothing can vary in style, design, and colour.
School uniforms ensure that all students look the same. No one is part of a gang or unequal to anyone else in anyway. Fashion does not matter as everyone is the same. The uniform identifies students as part of the school so intruders can be dealt with quickly. Everyone is expected to wear the same thing. As everyone is the same, there is no worry about wearing the latest fashion. Parents can save a lot of money and stress if they cannot afford the latest craze. Equality in dress code helps prevent bulling and fighting.
Children are also more likely to behave as they should in class when they wear school uniforms. They encourage children to adhere to school rules and to behave in the relevant way. Rules are easier to enforce when everyone is on the same level. Children have more focus on school itself other than talking about fashion and what they are wearing. Children are also less likely to truant as they are easily identified by their uniform by. When wearing the uniform, children are in the mind-set that they are going to school for the day.
The cost to cloth children in the latest fashions every day would be incredible. School uniforms mean not only that everyone is equal, but that parents can save a massive amount of money as well. Uniforms don’t cost as much as they did a decade ago with plenty of low cost options now available even in supermarkets. Investing in a uniform for the year is much more cost effective than the alternative and will last the majority of a year if not a whole year.
Uniforms are more than just a rule. They offer many benefits that are majorly there to ensure children can achieve a good education. Bullying and fighting is prevented to any extent and everyone looks the same so there is no gang culture in the playground. Behaviour is affected and parents can save so much money. These reasons go to show why uniforms are widely used today and why they should be.