Here we go again….
So unnecessary. Just let everyone wear trousers or skirts or shorts (not that I can see why anyone would want to wear a skirt, ever, stupid useless garment). Thank goodness that’s not a problem we have here (see also: hair dye, shoes etc).
Having put four kids through school here the no uniform policy was both a blessing and a curse so whilst they wore what they wanted there was a ‘silent’ uniform code because certain bits of their attire had to be recognised ‘brands’ especially shoes and backpacks.
My five daughters didn’t have any brand pressure at all when it came to shoes and backpacks but maybe like a well formatted French parent I got them the ‘acceptable’ things without thinking about it because of being French.
So glad I’m not subject to these “progressives” any more.
I prefer a floral dress at the weekends!
When I was a a tiny child and only girl at a little boys’ prep school they all wore kilts or games kit or shorts.
Obviously you don’t climb trees or do cartwheels or ride a bike or get sweaty legs. Dresses, like skirts, are an aberration.
Mind you my grandfather who didn’t do any of those things obviously, wore a kimono or a yukata all summer to work and at home, driving car or motorbike or boat he didn’t care.
Our games shorts had to be no shorter than an inch of the ground when kneeling down - mind you this was the 50s/60s.
These days - I can’t remember when I last wore a dress.
The school’s decision is beyond daft and raises more issues than it solves, a simple change allowing shorts or skirts for both sexes would not have grabbed much media attention and kept both pupils and parents happy.
“Progressives” = Those lovely people that shame and try to ruin anyone who doesn’t believe that there are 57 genders and it’s not totally fine to have drag queens read LGBTQ+ stories to 5-6 year olds.
Photo please !
There are obviously no progressives other than the right wing media then, funny how these things go eh?
But some of us like to show a bit of (hairy) leg!
I love my gardening kilt! It’s actually meant for male arboriculturalists. So v heavy duty and with loads of places to put tools and stuff.
Skorts are nice for sports.
Our gymslips were measured like that, with a ruler, to be 1 inch above our knees, with us kneeling on the ground, by the Assistant Head Teacher.
Neither did our kids - none of them or their friends as far as I know have ever been interested in having fashionable brands. Obviously there are subcultures within peer groups that place importance on such things, but less so here than in the UK I think (where it is always cited as an argument in favour of school uniforms - showing I think the paucity of any substantial argument in their favour).
Interesting, my eldest (now 21) never worried about brands. The 16 year old, total different story! Not sure if age or temperament. I didn’t believe DS2 that he had a o have a brand T-shirt until a rugby party and they ALL had brands.
Loved uniforms bin Oz, so easy, shorts and t-shirts, no stress, much cheaper! Not so much for my private boarding school for my parents