Primary Education News

21 Oct '14

News Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos? | Laura McInerney

Schools should examine their unconscious inequalities often in mundane things and correct them, even if it sparks complaintsHearing that the school would get a new uniform brought a new low. But the head and governors were worried about the arrival of a new academy down the road. So not only were our pupils perfectly adequate black blazers now to be replaced by expensively piped-and-pinstriped ones, lest we get left behind in the school fashion wars, but we were also informed there would be gender-specific ties red for boys, orange for girls.This was five years ago, but I still remember feeling bewildered. In a society that already puts too many arbitrary divisions between people, why create another by making our kids wear different-coloured strips of material? Continue reading...

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