• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Uniform, good or not? From my point of view, students should wear school uniforms instead of casual apparel at school. In this letter, I will examine both pros and cons of the policy.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Dear Principal, It has come to my attention that the school is going to introduce a policy that allows students to wear casual apparel when they are in school. From my point of view, students should wear school uniforms instead of casual apparel at school. In this letter, I will examine both pros and cons of the policy. Students who advocate wearing casual apparel point out that the school uniform is old-fashioned and they should be given the right to dress what they like. They believed that making everyone wear the same school uniform infringes upon their freedom. I deeply appreciate that the school listened to students' voice and tried to look into the matter. ...read more.

Middle

Uniform acts as a social leveler, under which all students are equal in the eyes of the school and of each other. Without uniform students are often competitive and worry endlessly about their appearance and the clothes they should wear. Students without expensive and trendy clothes may be singled out as social outcasts, or stigmatized as being from poor backgrounds, thereby lowering their self-esteem. As school is not a place for flaunting wealth and fashion, why do we have to implement the policy of casual dress to affect the mental development of students? On top of this, the new policy may threaten the security at school. As all students are in casual apparel rather than uniforms, it's difficult for the teachers to identify if they are the students. ...read more.

Conclusion

Being readily identified by their uniforms may make students more aware of their behavior while travelling to and from the school, leading them to act more considerately, for example, to other passengers on buses or trains. What they have done outside the school, a petty impoliteness or a serious behavior, will affect the school's reputation. Therefore, school uniform can remind students to behave themselves wherever they are, while the casual apparel can't. In conclusion, allowing students to wear casual apparel at school will create negative effects on students' mental development, security and reputation of the school. Whilst freedom is important, in this case the negative consequences clearly outweigh the rights of students. Sticking to traditional school uniform is the only way to protect our school and our students. I sincerely hope that my suggestion will be taken into consideration. Yours sincerely, Cho Wing Chi 6B (4) ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. Pros and Cons of Modelling

    Normally a model is paid well if the first shoot succeeds. Besides wearing fabulous designers clothes, shoes and accessories for free they tend to live a luxurious life .For example, they tend to buy fancy cars, expensive clothes and mansions.

  2. Discuss the Pros and Cons of Festivals and Fairs.

    This influences the borough of the council complaining the problem which is taken place. The council then has spend all that money e.g. 10,000 on clearing all the rubbish for the sake at community or borough. You may think ?so what? but actually it is a serious issue as this

  1. Is School Uniform necessary for high school students?

    School uniforms hinder the need for the self expression of a kid. Sociologists claim that it may cause unsuitable ways of expression by kids, such as offensive usage of makeup and jewelry. Uniforms take away children's identity. The pressure on a uniform dress code in school counters the spirit of unity in diversity and its merriment.

  2. The Benefits of School Uniform.

    I think that rules run the schools and uniform policy is a part of it. Everyday I see girls who shorten their skirts and boys who have really long hair their eyes are barely seen. With the uniform policy people are doing such inappropriate things like these if there wasn't

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work