Days gone by – Oban High protest

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Stu­dents at Oban High staged a protest back in June 1995 de­mand­ing a re­turn to wear­ing the school uni­form. The re­bel­lious pupils donned their white shirts with gold and black ties to re­in­force their point. Louise Clark, then a 16-year- old fifth-year stu­dent, said at the time: ‘ We were fed-up wear­ing the same clothes dur­ing the week as at week­ends.’ And Lorna MacLeod, also 16, added: ‘It’s an at­tempt to stop bul­ly­ing. If some peo­ple are not wear­ing the “right clothes”, they get picked on. Now ev­ery­one is the same.’ Rec­tor Brian Mitchell com­mented: ‘I’m very im­pressed and de­lighted that pupils have de­cided to start wear­ing the uni­form again.’

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