Tra­di­tional uni­form at school may go in favour of hood­ies

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By LAURA HART­LEY

A SCHOOL has un­veiled plans to ditch a tra­di­tional school uni­form with track­suits and hood­ies.

A head­teacher at a school in Leam­ing­ton has said he wants the school to in­tro­duce the ca­sual wear, but wants par­ents to be fully in­volved.

The plans are for blue and white track­suit bot­toms and a hoodie top em­bla­zoned with the school crest.

Pupils at Telford Ju­nior School in Leam­ing­ton cur­rently wear black shoes – which will also be ditched.

If plans are ap­proved, they will wear non-branded white or black train­ers.

In a let­ter to par­ents, it says some of the ad­van­tages of the track­suit would be to ‘sup­port the ac­tive cur­ricu­lum’; saves valu­able les­son time; over­comes the is­sue of chang­ing in school, and re­duces cost to fam­i­lies.

The let­ter sent out to par­ents said: “This uni­form would be worn through­out the day, with­out the need to change into games kit for PE/games lessons.

“We en­cour­age our pupils aged 7-11 to be fully ac­tive and we are at the early stages of look­ing at chang­ing our uni­form pol­icy to re­flect this.

“We have an ex­cel­lent record of con­sul­ta­tion at the school and par­ents and pupils are in­vited to be fully in­volved in the de­ci­sion mak­ing process.”

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