“Part of high quality education is learning how to present yourself to the world and that’s what a school uniform is all about” (Julia Gillard)
At SCHOOL UNIFORMS – LES MYRTILLES we strongly believe in the importance of wearing a uniform at school and we are aware of the many advantages of wearing one:
1- A school uniform creates an identity for a school in the community, reinforcing a sense of belonging in the pupils who feel they are part of an organisation or a group.
According to a 2007 study carried out by the renowned British university OXFORD BROOKES, school uniform is a major contributor in building up a feeling of pride and loyalty amongst students towards their institution. This study also concluded that students wearing school uniform are more likely to develop a sense of community spirit which can be harnessed for many noble causes.
2- A school uniform means that students do not have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes.
When everybody is dressed the same there is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which can put financial pressure on students and parents.
Students who can’t afford expensive or designer clothing can be an easy target for bullying. Uniform gives potential bullies one less target for their insults as it is hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when you are dressed exactly the same.
Equality is the word that comes to mind and that is exactly what school uniforms tend to achieve.
Everyone is the same and no one can be left out by the way they are dressed.
3- A school uniform enables students to concentrate on studies rather than clothes, improving learning by reducing istraction, sharpening focus on schoolwork and making the classroom a more seriousenvironment, allowing pupils to perform better academically.
It helps in maintaining a sense of order at school and it creates an effective learning atmosphere; the school is seen as a safe and ordered environment.
4- A school uniform includes items that are affordable, comfortable, made from easy-care, easy-wear and eco-friendly fabric, appropriate for activity and suitable for all body shapes.
5- A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance. It helps them to prepare for when they leave school and may have to dress smartly or wear a uniform.
6- A school uniform also increases safety by allowing easier recognition of visitors and potential intruders to the school.
WEARING A SCHOOL UNIFORM:
• PROMOTES GOOD VALUES IN STUDENTS
• PROVIDES A SENSE OF UNITY AND OF BELONGING
• CULTIVATES A SENSE OF PRIDE
• CREATES A SENSE OF UNIQUENESS
Come and visit our offices in Milan, via Gesu ’ 17, and allow us to show you the infinite possibilities offered by SCHOOL UNIFORMS – LES MYRTILLES, to create the perfect uniform for your school.