Cut kids a little slack over uniforms

JUST days into the 2014 school term and there is a fierce furore over Warwick State High School's uniform policy.

Readers flooded our Facebook page with arguments for and against a tough stance on what the students should be wearing to school each day.

While it is easy to see both sides of the debate, I do believe the policy has to be enforced with some strength.

School shirts and the correct shorts and skirts are undoubtedly essentials but I feel there can be a little flexibility with other details.

Surely a little individuality with a pink hair ribbon or a bright runner is not tearing the school system apart at the seams and it is probably a positive thing for kids.

I like to think it was not that long ago that I was a student at that school and I staunchly fought against one particular teacher for the right to wear a necklace to school.

It was a losing battle - she always won - but it was a little touch of me in a sea of conformity.

A small personal touch is rarely a bad thing and I think it should be encouraged, rather than stamped out completely.



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