If you look up ‘uniform’ on Wikipedia it will tell you the following;
‘A uniform means a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organisation while participating in that organisation’s activity.
People generally wearing uniforms are armed forces, police, emergency services, schools and workplaces.
Uniform also means to be the same, and without any difference.’
Having a dress code has become a common concept, it’s identifiable and reassuring in some instances. Uniforms offer a sense of commonality and solidarity, as far back as Roman times, uniforms have been worn to show this. These days wearing uniform is common with not just the emergency services and the armed forces but also restaurants, shops, delivery services, the list is endless.
Uniform helps them stand out from the crowd so that they can be easily recognisable and also distinguish them for the service they do. These uniforms also have an imposing effect on others and with the presence of a person in uniform it can change the mood of people around, reassuring them and making them feel safer.
School uniforms are made mandatory by most schools. Wearing a school uniform helps all pupils feel a part of the school, theres a code of conduct to follow when wearing this uniform. The uniform reminds children that we must behave in an appropriate manner at all times as we are a representative of the school and need to adhere to the ethics, principles and values set out by the educational facility.
Getting children up and ready for school isn’t always an easy task, if uniforms were not used then the dressing process every morning would probably take a lot longer. Your teenager would be heard screaming “I have nothing to wear” everyday and need to text their friends the obligatory “what are you wearing” text.
Would we ever get out of the front door?