After reading one of my friend’s post (link below), I actually decided to write down my own opinions on this topic. It’s a very wide topic to be discussed. I’m just going to write what I personally feel from my own experience. I don’t want to sound biased.
My whole life, I went to school in uniforms and I grew up thinking that wearing the uniform is part of going to school. It’s just how it is. However as I grew up I learned that other schools in certain countries, usually Western countries, have no school uniforms in their schools. As an early teenager, I used to get excited if my own school had a non-uniform day which happens around once in a blue moon. My friends and I would be excited as to how to dress up on that particular day. Later on as I graduated from high school, I started my College life. I even got more excited as there’s no more uniforms at all. However I realized that I miss wearing uniforms. I missed my high school life where I’d get into trouble for not wearing my own uniform properly or for not wearing it at all to school.
I know that dressing up allows people to get on their creative side. To some extent I agree on this, however, not always. I’m a media student and having studied in a media college for about a year now, how one dresses up doesn’t really affect one’s creativeness or personality . Of course there are many people who would dress up going to college but they do not get good grades for dressing up fashionably or sexily. It’s your own projects and assignments that gives you the grades. I don’t even bother dressing up for my classes. Usually I wear slippers, old shirt and any pants available that I can find at that very moment. Of course if there was a presentation, dress to impress is part of the grade. That’s about the only time I would usually dress up in college.
In high school, I feel that wearing uniforms actually helps the student’s personality grow to a much a mature level. If one doesn’t have to worry as to what to wear every single day to school, then his or her brain will be less strained. It will focus more on the academic and school activities. Peer pressure has been one very common brain straining for many teenagers. I went through it in high school and I’m still going through it in college too. Having to think what to wear to school will make certain individuals be isolated from the whole school. With school uniforms enforced in the school, I feel there’s of a less of peer pressure on this. However, bullies and academic pressure will always be present in all high schools. The differences among different schools are the disciplinarian acts carried out.
How about you? What do you think?