At the beginning of October, the 6th classes did a „uniform experiment“- and wore black, white or dark blue clothing to school. This was to see how it feels to be a „British“ student- corresponding with the English topic of Schools and Education.
So what did the students think about wearing uniforms? Let’s ask them…
I think it was a really nice experience to wear a school uniform. OK, it wasn’t a real one, but when everybody wore the same colours, I really felt like a part of the school community. ..One drawback would be that if girls had to wear skirts in winter, because I would feel really cold!
I like to be individual, and not look the same as everybody else.
I think there are many advantages, but also disadvantages to school uniforms.
For example: For those, who don’t have enough money for expensive clothes, it’s great, because you won’t be bullied for what you are/aren’t wearing….
It’s fun to wear a school uniform for a few days, but not every all year round.
I loved the experience of wearing a school uniform. If everybody is equal, bullying because of clothing doesn’t become an issue. It looks so nice when everybody looks more or less the same.
The experiment was a good experience, but if I could choose, I wouldn’t like to wear a school uniform. On the one hand it’s good, because as a girl you don’t have to think about what you want to wear in the morning.
For me this experience was quite strange, because usually I don’t get told what to wear anywhere.
The whole class dressed in the same way so we all looked so much smarter and more like a unit.
Well..it’s easier to run away from a teacher with a uniform on in a hall full of uniformed students!
I think it seems we all look older, like adults when they go to work every day. I did not like the time where I had to wear school uniforms because I couldn’t dress the way I feel in the morning.
I would really enjoy it if there were uniforms in Austria!