Pour ou contre le port de l’uniforme à l’école ? La question n’est pas simple, et la réponse ne doit donc pas être courte 🙂
Uniforme, qu’entendez-vous par là ? Qu’en pensent les écoles, les parents ou les élèves ? Qu’en est-il d’un pays à l’autre ? La question est-elle totalement ringarde, ou peut-elle apporter une solution à des problèmes de société ? …
Nos “grands” élèves ont débattu du sujet de façon très animée. Aussi, j’ai pensé qu’ils devraient partager avec vous certaines de leurs réflexions (en anglais dans le texte ;))
Voici donc l’avis de Martine 🙂 Oh, et avant de vous laisser, voici quelques pancartes qui ont servi à notre débat :)Oh and please, feel free to comment !
An essay about what I think of school uniform
In my opinion, it depends on the age of the pupils .Wearing a school uniform under the age of 15 is possible ; I think it is not a problem, it could even be a very positive decision in a primary school and in a high school.
During the last holidays, I told a friend of mine about this essay in English . She said, in her childhood she was in a Protestant school and she had to wear a uniform . It was not a issuer for her, on the contrary, she noticed she made a lot of progress in those years . She didn’t know why ; she said some pupils came from the upper class of the society but it didn’t have an influence of their behavior ; they got along together and she has good memories about these classes. In my view, wearing the same clothes reduces the stress of pupils “ Ho ! my clothes are not fashionable ; it’s a shame” and so it helps pupils to be more focused on their lessons. The less pupils are stressed , but it is the same for adults, the better they can work and be concentrated.
Another argument is about belonging to the same school . At this time, many parents are divorced or separated ; it could be especially difficult to live with for many children ; and the uniform could give children a sense of belonging and so help children to go through this episode in their life.
When I was a very young child, I remember having to wear a kind of apron , a smock certainly because we used sticks of chalk to write on a slate and also we wrote on a paper with ink and a quill. I hated this smock ; first of all it was a black smock with sleeves and a little spot of pink just on the collar ; secondly, this smock opened in the back and it wasn’t practical for a little child; thirdly , the collar was a Mao-collar and it was a bit tight for my neck. Before implementing the idea of a uniform in a school, it’s important to have the opinion of pupils about the colors , the materials and the convenience of the uniform.
Although I ‘m not opposed wearing a school uniform for pupils, I think for teen agers and young adults it’s not appropriate. Teen agers want to be noticed by the opposite sex and the clothes are a way to draw people’s attention. They often don’t know much about the other sex and they have to learn to live together and to build something together.
Finally, I think it’s an issue of society ; a uniform can remind people of bad things in our history ; uniforms are used in the Army and by dictatorships ; they might represent mind control and death; on the other hand , it could be a way to give equal opportunities to each other in a society .