In my senior high school, we had a popular issue: Can we wear casual clothes to go to school? We have no doubt that students have to wear formal uniforms to go to school under the traditional rules. However, why did we discuss this issue? The reason was that there was a new high school at that time, and one rule of this school was that students there could wear casual clothes. Hence, some students in my high school proposed this issue to the school. Personally, I did not support such a proposal for the following three reasion.
First, wearing casual clothes will increase unnecessary troubles. Every day when students wake up, they start to worry what they will wear first, instead of the day’s class. For example, they have to notice what kinds of clothes they wore the day before. In order not to wear the same style of clothes, students have to wear another one. Because my school has the uniform, it is the only choice for me to wear in the school. That is to say, I do not worry about my daily clothing too much. Wearing uniforms also can increase a little sleeping time. I do not get up early to decide what kinds of clothes are suitable for the day’s weather, what style of clothes I will choose, and how to collocate clothes. Hence, wearing uniforms saves my time and reduces my worry.
Second, students can save their pocket money. In order to avoid wearing the same style of clothes, students must spend a large amount of allowances on purchasing many clothes. Then, they will worry that one wardrobe is not enough for them to put their clothing. Some students like to follow fashion because they want other people to know their sense of clothing and that they stand on the top of fashion. Therefore, they will spend a great deal of money in every season. However, when the latest fashion comes, those clothes they bought in the last season will be out of fashion. If they keep doing so, they are going to have endless clothes to buy and unavoidably waste a lot of money.
Helping to build a sense of community within the school, uniforms create an atmosphere of belonging. This essence of unity can positively effect a child’s attitude toward school and can lead to better learning and improved attendance. A child excited about school is a child ready to learn! “Hurrah!” for school pride!