Monday, 25 April 2016

U is for Uniform

Welcome to my posts for the A to Z Challenge 2016.
This year, I am posting 
Special School Stories
 tales from either my time as a teacher or teaching assistant within classrooms in the U.K. or from my own school days growing up around the country.

Nowadays in England, primary schools (age 4-11) have uniforms as well as secondary schools (12-18) but when I started primary school you didn't wear a uniform until you were older.

Navy skirt and navy jumper
Hung in the wardrobe
Beside white shirts

Navy tie with golden stripe
Practised a fortnight to tie it right

White socks and navy shoes
And downstairs a long navy mackintosh
Hung on the coat pegs in case of rain

This was my uniform for getting older
Secondary school conformity
Secondary school identity
Secondary school equality
Secondary school uniformity

What was your uniform like?  Did you have to wear a proper tie and learn to tie it?  Are you in favour of uniforms?  You know I'd love to know :)


  1. No official uniform. But we all confirm to an unspoken design. I wanted to blend in and still do. Nothing flashy to draw attention. No flaunting.

  2. All schools in India have a Uniform. For the school I was in the longest, it was a grey skirt with a white shirt and a Navy tie with red stripes, grey socks and black shoes. Also a Navy Blazer in winters.
    I like uniforms, it makes kids feel equal I think, especially at an age when being 'different' might be tough for some.

  3. We never wore uniforms when I was in school. Never even heard of them. But I love the idea and I wish all schools would wear them. In our town there is one school plus the Catholic school that wears uniforms.