Many people haven’t thought of all the great things school uniforms have to offer. Many students do not favour the idea of school uniforms, but I strongly disagree. I think uniforms are essential for every school needs them. I think this because school uniforms help student academically perform better, prevents bullying and school uniforms make school a safer place School uniform would help students to academically perform better, as it removes distraction. Many educators and sociology experts believe that students who wear school uniforms perform better academically at school. Students are often so focused on their wardrobe that it distracts them from learning. Some experts believe that a uniform policy will remove this distraction and improve student attention. They believe uniforms sets a more serious ambiance within the school environment that is suitable to learning and can improve student performance. They also believe that school uniforms improve student attendance. Many parents report that their children spend a great deal of time planning and choosing their daily clothing, and that uniforms allow students to use this time to sleep or study. While some students dislike the idea of school uniforms, because it limits how they can express themselves, it can prevent them from wearing inappropriate clothes. School uniforms prevent bullying.
Not everyone is wealthy, and stylish clothes these days can be very expensive and people simply can’t afford them, students could be bullied because of how they dress. If everyone were to wear the same thing, everyone would be equal and school uniforms can be a cheap way to promote unity among fellow students. Wearing the same uniform encourages students to behave friendly, helps to develop good social skills and a sense of belonging. When students wear the same uniform, they feel more connected with each other and learn to pay more attention the person’s identity, not the persons clothing. School uniforms were designed to promote safety in schools. School uniforms make it easier for teachers to identify which student belongs at the school. If there was no school uniform dangerous people can just walk onto campus and teachers won’t even notice. I wouldn’t feel safe at school if this was to happen.
At St Albans Secondary College we always go on excursions, whether it’s in the city or just in St Albans, teachers could identify who is with their school and who isn’t, so if a student gets lost teachers can identify them by what they are wearing. Many people would argue that school uniforms are too expensive. At any public school in the district, a boys full uniform consisting of a shirt, a pair of pants, a jumper and a pair of black shoes could total up to approximately $200, but this is a small price to pay for something a student could wear for their entire high school career. At all schools the uniforms are made with high quality materials and fabrics and do usually last for a long time. These days most students from government school would receive EMA which pays for their uniform. And if there were no uniforms a student would need more than one outfit to come to school and that could cost much more than a standard school uniform. Wearing school uniform gives the students a variety of benefits, the most prominent being because school uniforms help student academically perform better prevents bullying and for safety reasons. The abolishment of school uniforms will not help. When I wear my school uniform I feel a sense of belonging, I hold my head up high feeling proud to be wearing my school logo. Therefore, the school uniform policy should not be abolished as it plays a very important role in the life of a modern day student.