Proper Clothes in School
The word uniform means the same. I remember when I was in elementary and high school, I would always wish to be in college already to escape wearing the same thing over and over again. But when I reached college, the wardrobe for the whole week became a problem to me. I had to visit second hand stores to make sure that I have sufficient wardrobe until the end of the semester.
Sometimes having to wear the same set of clothes over and over again could be frustrating to the kids. They would feel dull and less fashionable. Blame it to the glossy magazines which advertise fashionable clothes.
There were some debates regarding wearing uniforms at school. Other would approve wearing uniforms to show unity and discipline in school. Imagine worrying what to wear every day. When you have a uniform, you do not have to stress yourself much. It is also comforting to know that even though you are having a bad hair day, when you reach school, everybody would wear the same thing; you do not need to exert so much effort in making you look good. You can also save your casual wears for a trip to the mall or a date night with some of your friends. It will also promote equality and oneness among students. You are not pressured to wear designer clothes just to feel “in” and belonged. It is good to feel part of the group and be able to be accepted.
Others would not agree to the advantages of school uniforms. They would argue that wearing whatever the kid pleases is a form of self-expression. It is a way of developing the kid’s personality. Parents believe that investments in buying uniform are high. Because every student wears uniform, others would express themselves through wearing make ups and wearing accessories. Girls would result to wearing their skirts shorter than others to create a different personality and expressing themselves. Wearing a school uniform also prevents gangs in school and could recognize the intruders entering the school premises.
The debate about wearing school uniforms or not will go on and on as years go by. In a democratic country like the Philippines, it is once approved by the Department of Education not to wear school uniforms but make sure to wear something acceptable and respectable in school. Others would say that wearing a school uniform would develop the child’s sense of responsibility. There are also arguments that suggest grades of students improved since the school ordered wearing of school uniforms. We cannot deny that wearing school uniforms contribute to the well-being of a student. It will provide safety and teach every child the sense of responsibility. As parents, we should support the school with whatever they think is good for students, our children. There are arguments among students about repressing their rights. Let us just put it this way, wearing a school uniform is a preparation of wearing uniform when you start working.