15 Mandatory School Uniforms From All Around The World.
School Uniforms have always been a debatable topic in India. There are several different opinions on whether school uniforms should be necessary or not. The people who are against this idea of making school uniforms mandatory believes that this approach doesn’t impact the educational process at all and along with that it also kills the individuality and those who are in favour say that school uniforms make kids more disciplined, united & equal.
We, on the other hand, choose not to argue. We just wish to show you the uniforms students wear in different countries all around the world. Some of the look quite trendy & classy and some look quite practical.
The dress code for schools is very strict in Great Britain. The former color for school uniforms was blue as it was believed that this color teaches kids to be calm and organized. It was also the cheapest fabric. But now every school has its own uniform and symbols or logos. Also, they have many strict rules regarding the school uniforms, one of them being that they don’t allow students to wear shorts even in very hot weather.
And because of this rule, at one of the schools, the boys went on a strike and came to school wearing skirts.After this, many schools made gender-neutral uniforms. After this strike, many schools made gender-neutral uniforms.
The uniform for schools in China looks a lot like sportswear and are almost identical for girls & boys. The students have separate sets of uniforms for winters, for summers, for ordinary days and for holidays as well.
The uniform for secondary and elementary schools is ordinary but the girls from the high schools are required to wear a white coloured national costume-“ao dai.” In many schools, girls are required to wear the costume every day but in some schools, girls can wear them on special occasions & ceremonies.
In Syria, the school-uniform was changed to brighter colors like pink, blue and grey from the dull khaki due to political conflicts, long before the military conflict. The bright colors symbolized the wish of living out in peace in the Middle East. Maybe one day they will, we pray.
Bhutan is yet another country, where students are required to wear the national costume of the country. The costumes for girls are called “Kira” and for boys, it’s called “gho“, Earlier the students used to carry all the textbooks and supplies in the clothes but now they have backpacks.
6. Australia :
The school uniforms in Australia are very relatable to those in England. The education system in Australia has borrowed many things from England. The only difference in school uniforms is that in Australia uniforms are more open and light. And wearing hats during very hot climate is also required in many schools of Australia.
Uniforms in Cuba are quite different from other countries Blue top with the dark blue bottom and white top with yellow bottoms, the colour combination is very interesting in the uniforms there. The students there also have red sundresses or pants with white shirts with a tie.
8. Ghana :
Ghana, like the majority of African countries, has a very high level of poverty. Therefore, buying a uniform is like one of the many obstacles that don’t allow many kids to get an education. In the year 2010, the government there gave the school uniforms for free across different towns.
9. South Korea:
In South Korea, the shift for school is from morning till evening. For students in High Schools, school is more like a romantic place to be in, as they spend most of their time in schools. The uniform in South Korea is quite popular all around the world & among celebrities as well.
10. Russia :
Uniforms were officially banned till the ’90s, but since 2013, school administrations are allowed to make their own rules. So, in many schools, uniforms are mandatory while the others just need to have a white top with dark bottoms.
The color of school uniforms varies depending on the stage of education. The bottoms can be dark blue, grey or red while the shirts remain whites always. During the last day of school, the students in order to celebrate “freedom”, paint each other’s uniform by using spray paints and colourful markers.
Thanks to anime cartoons and manga comic books, the school uniforms for girls, “seifuku” is famous all around the world. It consists of a pleated skirt and a blouse in sea-style. their shoes have a small heel and socks are mandatory to be knee-length. They use glue, in order to not let the socks slide down.
13. Sri Lanka:
Students need to wear white uniforms, in Sri Lanka. The girls need to wear ties along with shirts but the collar and sleeves of shirts can vary from school to school.
14. North Korea:
School Uniforms are mandatory. It consists of white shirts with dresses for girls, and white shirt with pants for boys. But the red scarf is very important part of their uniform. The obligatory red scarf is a symbol of the North-Korean political party.
Almost every Indian schools have their uniforms mandatory for kids to wear. The students wear a white buttoned shirt with short sleeves (in Summer) or full-sleeves (in Winters). To go along with the shirt, girls wear knee-length tunic or pants with black school shoes, while on the other hand boys wear short pants (in summer) and full pants (in Winters).