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1. School uniforms take away our individuality.
2. I don’t have anything against school uniforms.
3. I think everybody should wear school uniforms.
4. I regret not wearing a uniform at school.
5. My attitude to uniforms has changed.
6. I consider uniform useless.
7. I have mixed feeling about uniforms.
A – 6
B – 2
С – 1
D – 7
E – 3
F – 5
We had school uniforms introduced when I was in the 7th grade and it was really awful. I wanted to wear my regular clothing but had to wear white-collar shirts and khaki trousers. We couldn’t even wear colour jewellery!! It was too much. They said they were doing it to reduce gang violence and to avoid teasing kids because they didn’t wear brand names. However, uniforms didn’t help much. They still didn’t stop the teasing and the fighting. School uniforms are supposed to stop you from being bullied because of the clothes you wear, but I think if the school really did its job, then there wouldn’t be so much bullying, anyway.
According to the latest statistics, schools enforcing dress codes ranked the highest in national averages concerning exams, graduations and college placements. Of course, it’s great to look smart and attractive but I wouldn’t mind going to school in occasional dress every day. You don’t have to think what to wear; you just throw on your uniform and go to school. Anyway, we are not in school to show off or make fun of others not able to afford brand-name clothes so if we are all wearing the same clothes, it’s OK. By the way, my new uniform seems a lot better than what we had to wear last year!
Well, I say ‘no’ because kids have the world open to them and they have different interests and in many cases they express themselves in their clothes. Who wants to go to school wearing the same thing every day and being punished for being even slightly out of uniform? Forcing children to dress in clone attire doesn’t help them discover who they are and, let’s face it, childhood is the only time where a person can dress ‘out there’ and is not considered abnormal. Let people express themselves with clothing while they can! No uniforms! Besides, school uniforms are so hard to find. Not all stores have them.
I think school uniforms may be quite useful. On the positive side is that they eliminate the need for competitive dressing and save spending ages in the morning choosing what to wear! Also, I believe that having a uniform would almost eliminate the need for rules and regulations concerning clothes. However, if you have to wear a uniform, you can’t wear what you want. Another bad thing about uniforms is that they may be expensive, but they last you until you grow out of them, and they can’t go out of fashion. So there are both good and bad points about wearing a uniform.
I’m Australian, and all schools here have uniforms. They are so easy to wear, and I don’t have to spend hours standing in front of my closet searching for what I’m going to wear the next day. They also save a lot of money when it comes to buying a ‘new wardrobe’ for the upcoming school year. Lastly, you don’t really need to worry about what’s in style when you wear a uniform. Some people are so materialistic. It’s crazy. And if you want to look different, uniforms can be personalised. So I think uniforms are great and I’m totally for them!
I used to hate uniforms when I was in school. It was really strictly enforced and looked bad. Twice a year we had to line up in groups to have our clothes inspected. As I was the only guy who had a proper coloured bag, I would usually go first and then lend it to my friends. Anyway, I used to hate them and didn’t think much of them, but a few months after leaving school I went to meet some guys in the year below. All of a sudden I found myself excited by the girls in the uniform. So I guess now I like the uniforms.