This morning, the children held a debate. They chose to debate whether they should wear a school uniform or not.
Each person chose which side they wanted to be on. Ayaan wrote some of the points on the whiteboard for ‘Against’ and Dylan wrote the opinions ‘For’ keeping a school uniform.
These are some of the points raised:
‘Wearing a school uniform takes away your identity because you might like bright colours and you have to wear grey.’
‘It takes too long to get ready in the morning. The collars are stiff, too many buttons and a tie to put on.’
‘You can choose clothes for the weather that day.’
‘You can wear your own clothes to gym and not have to change. I would wear a tracksuit on a gym day.’
‘The fabric in a school uniform isn’t comfortable when you are running around.’
‘You might want to wear clothes for your culture.’
‘It’s good to represent your own school and people might laugh at your own clothes.’
‘You might get lost when you go on a school trip.’
‘It takes too long to organise your own clothes and you need a lot of choices.’
‘Buying a school uniform is cheaper.’
‘Fundraising opportunities for wearing your own clothes to school. That way we make lots of money for our school.’
‘Wearing your school uniform makes your mind ready for school and you will concentrate better. It gives you a good routine.’
At the end of the debate Jenson offered a solution which many of the children on both sides cheered to,
‘Why don’t we wear a school uniform Monday to Thursday and have a dress down day on a Friday!’
The children loved debating this question. Sarah and Alexis were very passionate about this topic!