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Write a speech for the school council arguing for the abolition of school uniform

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Introduction

Write a speech for the school council arguing for the abolition of school uniform Dear Students, The wearing of school uniform is a controversial subject in today's society and is constantly undergoing debate. Most students would like to be free of rules and regulations. School uniform is imposed upon students in the view that it would create a sense of equality, in which it has succeeded, though has created many other problems. I am going to discuss the many problems most students and even some parents have with the school uniform. Firstly I believe that school uniform doesn't give children a sense of individuality and suppresses their own true identity. The way they dress and present themselves is essential to their upbringing as it helps them to learn about themselves and is a way in which one can express themselves. Some people say uniform would show unity and therefore, students would not be judged by others by what they're wearing, and thus there would be no difference between the rich and the poor.

Middle

People have cliques because they have the same interests as each other, they can relate with each other, and get along with one another. Individuality is what makes going to school interesting. There are other ways to be an individual and express yourself besides your clothing, but to my mind clothing plays a big role in showing others what you are like and finding out who you want to be. School uniforms revoke the right to express yourself to others. Clothes are an expression, of who we are, and at a young age, it's important to develop confidence and self - expression as it is a prime time for self-discovery. Moreover I believe that uniform has many religious restrictions as schools do not allow Muslim, Jewish and Sikh people wear their traditional costume as some wish to. Thus parents of these children tend to put their children in schools of their own religious origin accordingly cutting down the chances that these children have of mixing with other nationalities, cultures and races.

Conclusion

In actual fact, a recent survey has shown that most students would still purchase the same amount of clothes for non-school hours and would have to purchase the uniforms in addition. Do you not think it is pointless that parents have to spend so much money on school uniform for their children when it isn't appreciated? Most students hate wearing uniform at any rate and do not value the amount of time and money that was put into buying the uniform. In conclusion I believe that the abolition of school uniform will empower student learning and improve their school life by a lot. One possible course of action would be to have a particular dress code and allow students to wear mufti so long as they follow the dress code. The dress code may include wearing outfits that do not expose a lot of flesh, e.t.c. In this way we students will be able express ourselves and act in a unique way as well as not embarrass the school and spoil its reputation. Thank you. ?? ?? ?? ?? Thamanya Kugathasan 01/05/09

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