Growing up, we’ve always been exposed and taught many things that would shape us the person that we are now. One of the experiences of growing is through the education system. When we enter school, we are taught to obey rules within the walls of where we are studying. Uniforms are one of those ways where it’s every student’s identity.
All over the world, students wear uniforms to school that incorporates their country’s culture or just a simple buttoned up shirts. Here are some examples of how school uniforms looks in other parts of the world.
- United Kingdom
The uniform for boys consists of a long grey or black trousers. However, shorts may be worn in the summer with a white shirt. As for the girls, they may wear skirts and wear summer school dresses.
In Japan, it is common for boys and girls to wear brightly coloured caps to prevent traffic accidents. Regardless, seifuku are the uniforms worn by Japanese schoolgirls which you can see presented in anime and manga. With a blouse in a sailor-style collar and pleated skirt. Same goes for the male uniform too.
The color of the uniform depends highly on the level of education. Students wear white tops but bottom is red for primary schools, navy blue for lower secondary, and blue-gray for upper secondary school. Fun part about them is when they pass the National Exam it’s their tradition to paint each other’s uniform.
It’s a rather simple uniform that is a white shirt with the logo of the school and black or navy blue trousers for both boys and girls. The uniform is also pretty much their cultural traditional outfit called ao dai.
- Sierra Leone
This is not the boring kind of school uniform you’ll bump into. It’ll brighten your day up. There are even some colour combinations that consists of pink, yellow, blue and many more. The uniform defers on the school they are in.
The uniform is usually a dark colored polo/shirt for juniors and a white one for seniors and dark coloured trousers or skirt. It may be complemented by a school necktie and typically a v-neck jumper or a blazer.
School uniforms were not obligatory from 1994 to 2013. However new uniforms were introduced. Interesting thing is that each school can choose its own uniform. Of course by keeping it casual and appropriate.