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School uni­forms and dress codes ... they have al­ways been a topic of de­bate.

Long skirts, short skirts, puffer jack­ets, coloured nail pol­ish, ties tied, socks up, hair dyed, beards grown - these are just some of the de­bates I have heard about.

In schools they teach stu­dents to be in­di­vid­u­als, but then re­strain stu­dents by hav­ing chil­dren dressed nearly iden­ti­cal.

How­ever, stu­dents rep­re­sent their school so it’s not un­rea­son­able that they be well­p­re­sented and have pride for where they at­tend, right?

Some de­bates are a hard sell for me, while oth­ers I can see a point in a change.

The lat­est de­bate is at Fiord­land Col­lege.

Par­ents have taken to so­cial me­dia to raise aware­ness for a need for a more gen­der neu­tral uni­form, one which girls can choose to wear shorts or pants if they want to.

Read about it on page 5.

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