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And did you have to wear one?
I never had to wear a uniform and I think they're basically a shit idea.
And yes. But I'm not sure I care *that* much.
Do you like wearing a suit to work?
to bully each other about.
Honestly, bullshit. This is the sort of propaganda spread by the reactionaries.
How about it's also one more thing for parents on the breadline to worry about?
because without school uniforms, families on the breadline could send their kids to school naked and save a whole heap of money.
But they get to buy what's cheapest and also those same clothes are worn all day rather than the kid getting home and then changing into other clothes.
AND, because the expectation is surely that your uniform is clean, unless they can afford five shirts they will need to do more washing than they would if it was all one pool of clothes.
I didn't get changed out of my uniform when I got home from school. I kept it on until bedtime. Also I wore the same skirt all week and wore shirts for a couple of days without washing them, they don't get that dirty!
I think they're a good thing. But I've noticed near me kids even have uniform coats and bags! They must bring the wrong ones home by accident all the time. Shoes, coats and bags were the only way we got to express ourselves with our uniform, and people did get bullied for having the 'wrong' ones of any of those.
And you didn't want to take it off?
couldn't be bothered, and my uniform was comfortable.
I don't get this 'wearing out' issue. Surely the thing with kids isn't clothes spontaneously springing holes, it's that they grow and need bigger ones? Which is a problem with all clothes, uniform or not.
you would want to avoid wearing them after the time you need to.
To be fair, I'm the sort of person who even know will stain their clothes eating dinner so it's imperative I change out of 'smart' clothes at the first opportunity. At the last wedding we went to I dropped the tip of my new silk tie in the pea soup AND I WAS SPECIFICALLY TRYING NO TO LET THIS HAPPEN! :'(
These days most state schools have a uniform that's generic and cheap (i.e. dark trousers/skirt, white shirt and a plain v-neck/sweater in a whatever colour). Those clothes are available in many places, and since the likes of Asda and Tesco started selling clothes, they're actually the cheapest way of clothing a child.
For the reasons you state, not many state schools have blazers or ties unique to them any more.
Well that's good. Although it's clearly not borne out by all the kids going through Archway on their way to school, who all have blazers.
low income families definitely get a uniform allowance, or they did at my school at least.
Rather than confront how stupid that is we should make it so they all wear the same clothes instead.
Society bullies everyone about their clothes/appearance.
Rather than confront how stupid that is we are encouraged to spend money we don't have on unnecessary, ever-changing fashionable clothing so that we're not bullied by society.
We're fucking idiots.
Like jontosh2001 says, you eradicate bullying / teasing / whatever because your kid's wearing the wrong trainers or they just look a bit scruffy or whatever.
like facial appearance, hair, body shape etc
I was bullied loads cos of my buck teeth at school.
You should ask kids who came into school on mufti day in school uniform how they felt about coming into school in their own clothes, and why they didn't.
conditioned to regard it as somehow safe due to its conformist nature? idk here i may be projecting but
and to think they could get decent second-hand stuff in charity shops for, what, peanuts? i'm aware they weren't wealthy but it's surely a worthwhile expense
if there had been no uniform i'm sure it would have accelerated their sense of personal style to the extent where they'd have practically forced their parents to come with them to oxfam and get them some better gear
being as uniforms, even in their sudden absence, rather focus the mind this way
There's no way that kids would get bullied for wearing clothes from a charity shop.
have you never bought clothes from a charity shop
You'd have got the shit kicked out of you and ostracised for at least a term.
i suppose that's technologically elitist tho
good, cheap clothes do exist but the social currency is knowing where to look i guess
bullying is at least as bad in schools with uniforms. If you treat kids like adults, they tend to behave better. Certainly, the idea that kids aren't getting bullied because they're all wearing the same clothes is demonstrably wrong.
But my opinion is that it is one less thing for kids to bully someone about. Kids at school can be little shits and if the teachers and headteachers think that uniforms will help a bit then so be it. I'm not an expert and I'm not overly fussed either way.
The fact that it's an additional burden and expense for parents is a valid point though.
No kids from poorer backgrounds looked obviously shabbier in their uniform because their parents couldn't afford to clean it as often or simply because they slouched and stuff?
I'm not saying bullying is eradicated, I'm saying that the likelihood that kids would be bullied because of what they're wearing lessens. Which is, in my experience, something that kids are bullied about.
Not something I ever particularly noticed at school, I have to say.
Ant is right. Attributing importance to clothes is bullshit.
I think I've just realised that school uniforms probably create the problem of bullying because of appearances.
Well...I'd guess your mufti day thing might be more about learning something you didn't know about someone. If every day you're wearing those clothes people just accept that you dress like that.
you want the biggest TWO
your ambition will destroy us all
for the entire of my childhood my family couldn't afford to get me new clothes, so i had terrible hand-me-downs from my cousin who was older and was a fucking hippy. so much tie-dye.
So it was a relief to be in uniform and terrifying on the days it was 'own clothes'. So much bullying of the kids who couldn't afford to look like the others.
I had the same hand-me-down uniform from my brother.
Didn't it necessitate way more washing (and cost)?
I had shitty second hand clothes. My mum couldn't have afforded to buy a uniform so I'd have probably ended up with some scratchy cheap shit 'free' version if such a thing existed.
who was a couple years above me. He also told everyone this. 'Yay'.
It clearly...hasn't affected you...in the slightest...
We called our teachers by their first names as well. Was an awesome school. Until the church got involved, brought in uniforms and fucked it up. Just a standard, boring school now. The kids who came out of there used to have a really strong identity.
Send your kids to a non-uniform school, get a Theo or a Pigfoot.
[standing behind Pegfeet, arms folded, sassy expression on face]
*Drops cap on floor. Swanks off*
Although I've noticed that spod schools (the one I went to included) have a nasty habit of giving their kids really bright coloured blazers, which makes them really easy to spot walking home.
I understand the argument in favour of them but I think we should all as a society stop attributing any importance at all to clothing so uniforms are out.
will definitely help people ascribe less importance to clothes
Generally, people didn't give a shit what anyone wore.
This is the correct answer.
Or just change our attitude towards it?
I dunno, I like wearing nice clothes but 'nice' doesn't necessarily mean 'new'.
I read a really interesting interview yesterday with Sheila Heti where she talked about her new book which deals with women and clothes and stuff. Amazing. I'll try and dig it out.
This bit stuck out to me:
'Just because there are so many clothes in the world already, we don’t need to still be making more and more and more. If you’re shopping at H&M or any of those stores that peddle new clothes, you’re contributing to the consumption cycle in more disastrous way than if you buy something that already existed.'
But I don't think this means that we shouldn't attribute importance to clothing. I think we just need to think about it in a different way - as a celebration of someone's individuality rather than another way to judge people.
Don't see why clothing is seen as any sort of gauge of individuality, we should be celebrating people's individuality through their personalities and opinions and thoughts and you know, important stuff. Not through whatever bit of cloth they're using to protect themselves from the elements and not be naked.
militaristic, hierarchal, tribal...you name it
i had to wear school uniform but i loved it at the end of the school day when i could get changed and roam about the place in whatever the hell i wanted
the gurlz got a dress code, the lucky so and sos!
we had a uniform, and there was a dress code to control shoes, jewellery, haircuts etc etc.
which is good because a lot of parents aren't the most affluent.
It's just a sweatshirt, trousers and white polo shirt. (for boys which is all I have)
It's a good leveller really. All the kids dress in the same stuff, nobody feels shitty because they've got crap clothes.
It'll come down to the shoes if everything else is the same for example.
Much more desirable for them to realise that it's completely unimportant what somebody is wearing than to try and paper over a societal problem with uniforms
No issues with kids competing or wearing crazy outfits, reasonably smart and practical. It does get a bit silly though, some schools insist on blazers at all times and smart black shoes that are *technically* trainers are banned. Teachers love enforcing petty rules like that, and kids love pushing the rules to have a fat tie knot or untucked shirts. How can a school insist you wear their blazers and ties which you have to pay for? Pricks.
Just have a vague shirt / black trousers / shoes uniform and let them get on with it I reckon.
that life isn't always fair, the rules don't always make sense, but sometimes you need to bow to authority and get on with it?
Seems like a pretty good lesson for future life IMO.
the problem is that the schools do not say to the children that that is what they are doing, therefore confusing the fuck out of children
don't know and no
Kids are dickheads, they should have to wear uniforms outside of school too.
Who made you this way, Royter?
I'm into it.
my school uniform aged 8-13 was actually pretty much what i wear now - any coloured cords (i wear more chino-y trousers, but similar), any checked shirt and a wool jumper
my school 13-18 was an ex military school that kept the uniforms and some associated nonsense, so we had to wear berets, epaulets, etc, and for special occasions spit polished shoes and full on suits, with lots of punishments for uniform irregularities.
imho the former was good and the latter was ridiculous. think a basic uniform, with some room for personal choice and identity, allows students to feel less self conscious about their clothes, and give less of a shit about how they look and lets them concentrate on work rather than impressing eachother. former school was male only as well, which serves a similar purpose, but, on balance, is pretty bad imho
uniform school also definitely had more bullies, troublemakers and issues as well.
probably should have made that clearer - I don't think it had anything to do with anything, personally, but upthread there are a lot of people suggesting a uniform would have the opposite effect, if any.
Beware dress down day on children in need or comic relief
For junior and before (what the hell do you call the school before junior?), say up to age 11, just grey/black trousers, white polo, black shoes, blue/green/whatever jumper is a perfectly easy, inexpensive (you can buy like 3 shirts for £5 in Asda and such) to put all kids on the same level and sort of get them into the mindset of being at school.
After that, when it gets all complicated (tie, blazer, smart shoes) it all becomes expensive bullshit. Should just keep the uniform outlined above.
This is all from my experience, in shitty state schools, where I had to wear a proper tie from the age of SEVEN and buy expensive school-branded knitted jumpers, which inevitably got ruined all the time, and probably crippled my parents financially (or was at least a massive burden).
Basically, agree that the playing field should be leveled, but should be as inexpensive and easy as possible to implement. Orange jumpsuits?
my daughter has never had to wear one
they are absolutely a terrible idea and should be scrapped - kids are better off without them - parents are better off without them
although I think a school uniform should consist of a t-shirt/blouse jumper kind of thing not a full suit and tie. The fact that I got consistantly singled out by teachers for wearing DM's and a round knecked not v knecked sweater seemed/seems fairly ridiculous.
and they could be allocated to those who can't afford it. I think it does unify the pupils, minimally break down class barriers and lessen bullying. Also useful for identifying kids on school trips (particularly younger children). This comes from a guy whose career choice was heavily based around the fact that he wouldn't have to wear a suit.
Although i can personally adhere to the Jets/Sharks scenario - I have vivid memories of being chased through the streets of Exeter by a group of guys from another school (carrying switch blades and god knows why one of the had a mace,an actually spikey ball on a chain) for no reason other than my school colours.
And given we're too far gone as a society to change the mindset that leads to bullying because of clothes.
Uniforms to continue throughout school and into adult life, forever until death? I'm onboard.
but if we're gonna say that bullying due to clothes (ie financial background) is one of the reasons for uniforming then why don't we examine the fact that uniforming drives the prejudice against poverty by saying 'it's a shameful thing to be poor but it's ok we can pretend to be as well off as everyone else'
because to my mind that's an enormous driver for so much ill in our society
"therefore uniforming drives prejudice against people from poorer backgrounds"
latter might be true if the former was explicitly communicated by the schools as a primay reason for uniforming. in my experience it isn't, with the explcit reasons communicated being discipline and creating an identity for the school and belonging for students, as well as simple administrative advantages, like just knowing that someone's a student of the school or not
I was addressing the notion that the uniform is a bullying reducer because it levels the err playing field
you'd be completely right, but as it's a side effect, rather than what it's sold as, you're not completely right imho
'Given we've established unequivocally that uniform is to combat bullying about clothes'
Like I said, tongue-in-cheek innit.
The correlation of clothing and financial background isn't necessarily a helpful one either i wouldn't say. It's obviously an aspect to be sure but (sweeping generalisations ahead) you tend to see expensive clothing as aspirational in impoverished areas and it becomes pretty prevalent.
Pointless anecdotal bullshit but I got picked on for not having the "right" (most expensive) trainers when I was a young kid by the "poorer" kids in my school who did have the most expensive trainers.
It's an issue of attributing importance to clothing and bullying resulting from it that can only be eradicated by stopping the attribution of importance to clothing.
it's the divisiveness that's the issue right?
and the presumption is that by uniforming we lower the competition & divisiveness
but (even if we put aside the fact that there are many other places to compete; phone, shoes, back etc) surely a far more healthy attitude would be to make schools places where kids feel comfortable about themselves and their backgrounds and their individual experiences and learn about the diversity of people and places through showing who they really are instead of being forced to cover up and conform to an established norm and strain to fit into a mold
surely this approach would be more fruitful in ending (or reducing) bullying
plus, moving on into adulthood I think the acceptance of diversity whether that be ablist, ethnic, classist, ideological ad infinitum would clearly make society a more tolerable and a lot LESS competitive
I mean, you're talking about a 'class' fight based on material signifiers - and I'm saying uniforms promote - not negate - such tribalism
I think that muddies the waters somewhat over what is a relatively simple point that I'm trying to make.
school is a machine for classifying children every bit is much as it is for educating them
But it's a completely separate issue from my wider point about clothing.
Like I said, I'm anti-uniform for the most part, it's like inventing a new disease in order to sell a cure for it but that's how I feel about fashion and clothing as a whole.
The idea that wearing the right thing should increase self-esteem in some way is loathsome to me because the self-esteem issues only exist (simplistically) because society makes everyone feel like shit in order to get them to buy stuff. Until this is addressed (which it never will be), uniforms act as a plaster on the wound.
I can't add anything to any discussion on class or poverty prejudice or anything like that because I'm nowhere near articulate or informed enough to contribute anything but having any importance at all attributed to clothing is harmful at all levels. That's my central point.
an discipline can be raised to an artform depending upon the practitioners and the lengths they go to in chipping away at the stone as it were and fashion is a hugely important cultural component in pretty much everything humans do or have ever done
the crux is people being able to express themselves and adorn themselves in whichever tribal or subcultural markings they resonate with or want to associate with
forcing people to fit a look in order benefit someone else - whether that be adhering to uniform rules in order to maintain class structures or notions of ownership or whether it's following a pointless trend cycle in order to boost the coffers of Highstreet & Megasweatfactoryowner - that's damaging
but this is the classic participator/consumer/consumed relationship that you see in all areas of capitalist society so...
That's the bit I'm taking issue with and that is, unfortunately, the entire western world.
can't type today
a state school near me where all the shit parents sent their kids has a uniform that cost hundreds of pounds. can't believe anyone would defend that. it's fine though cause you have to live in that particular area and all the houses are expensive.
and hence bullying is stopped. But come on, that isn't going to work is it? Plus there is always some wiggle-room, shoes, bags, haircuts, pencil cases, brand of phone. Private schools can do what they want but no child should be sent home because they have the wrong kind of shoes on.
yeah, makes the whole bullying argument a bit invalid
the content of their lunchboxes
and the bairns grow up so fast
went to a school that was grey skirt (no pants for girls, not even in the winter ffs) blue polo and branded sweatshirt and a dress in the summer, and then black pants, white polo, school branded sweatshirt (still £30 or something)
went to another school in the middle of those two for a bit and it had branded skirt, white shirt, school jumper, school blazer. p.e. top was branded too lol.
when i went to the school with all of the branded things i constantly bent the rules and nobody really cared because i was a) a straight a/a* student and b) always off/in hospital or skipped lessons and they were just happy that i was at least showing up
If you think kids only bully each other over clothes, well....
in my school we didn't have to wear any uniform and the worst bullies were some of the poorest kids with shabby clothes. and the school had a pretty serious bullying problem. in my primary school, we did have school uniforms and people still got bullied for being weird or shy.
like marriage, i think school uniforms are silly and old fashioned. we should let children make decisions for themselves.
It just stops bullying about what you're wearing.
would stop a lot of people getting bullied yeah
you're going to blow a blood vessel or something soon
as they will just pick on you for having your backpack on two shoulders or for having lame school shoes instead.
by some kids some of the shittest clothes I've seen on the no. 254 - they sang at me "let's all go to Tescos, when gypos buy their best clothes, la la la la."
Was walking home from work once and there were some grotty kids trying to wash a car. One was just sat on a BMX, watching the others:
BMX kid: Can we wash your car, mate?
Me: I don't have a car.
BMX kid: You don't have a car? That is SAD.
Bring back Borstal.
about Stealthy singing the 'all of you are gays' song at some gobby teenage girls on a bus once. Pretty good anecdote tbf tbh.
“Oi mate, yeah, your mum’s so fat when she fell down the stairs I thought EastEnders had finished.”
[I in no way endorse the sentiment expressed in this insult]
When my housemate asked his Mum what's for dinner she sometimes used to say 'a dog's dick and a lemon'.
yes / yes
5 x sweatshirts = £47.50
5 x polo shirts = £32.50
5 x trousers = £25.00
1 x Clarks shoes = £45.00
5 x Tesco socks = £7.00
Grand total: £157
Will probably need to buy another pair of shoes before next summer (and possibly trousers) so we're talking c£200 for a year which is pretty good in my opinion
but I stand by what I said - the very modest school uniform at our place is a GOOD THING. A lot of the parents are very poor and it means they get to send their children to school without worry of stigmatisation (for this one specific thing).
It also makes life a LOT easier for hassled parents in the morning. "What shall I wear?" "This."
My lad's school also do a 'nearly-new' uniform sale at Christmas/Summer fayres etc for the parents that are not as well off.
not saying I can counter the 'pro' argument effectively, but I think its a dreadful incroachment of personal liberty. Its one of the steps involved in 'breaking' human animals into being 'domesticated' and subservient to state and various institutions.
this really isn't one of those things.
You'll get some thisses though.
......what is it then?
I doubt if I can convince you but I will have a stab.
Firstly, can I ask you, "what I the primary purpose of schools?" ( you may also opt to answer this supplementary question if you feel the answer would be different to the first "for what reason(s) (purpose) do you feel is ok for you paying taxes for educational purposes"?
"look at Ant getting upset about an industry making people buy pointless new versions of things, while working for Football Manager" post yet?
(Absolutely nobody in the history of the planet has been made to feel bad about themselves and had their self-esteem societally attacked for sticking with last year's version of FM)
you horrid bully
The AI innovations in clothing have pretty much been plateauing for centuries...
might start playing it again
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/school-dress-code_b_2711533.html loads of shools have horrible knee length plaited skirts to make the girls look modest cause the teachers and boys would get too distracted. load of schools dont let girls wear trousers. or boys wear skirts. school uniforms reinforce the gender binary.
one of the most horrible episodes at school that comes to my mind was before a Physics lesson when I was 14/15
Class of 28 kids - 10 girls 18 boys
General rabbley but good natured attitude waiting outside the physics lab
Mr (Beakey) Bailey comes down the hallway in a stern mood
(the guy was ready for pension, more than a bit macabre & creepy, full length white lab coat with pens in top pocket, hair sprouting from nose and ears, enormous grey eyebrows - kind of like a quentin blake drawing of Sam the Eagle from the muppets crossed with Mr Burns - big crook nose)
"Right you lot, everyone line up. Boys this side, girls that side"
Everyone lines up in nervous silence
He walks up and down the line checking out all the girls - leering at their legs and tutting and saying 'disgusting' under his breath
"Right" he says after a while "Boys, go inside"
we all go in and he closes the door
Then for the next ten minutes we hear him scolding all the girls outside, calling them sluts for the length of their skirts and having their blouses unbuttoned and all that and then he sends them all to the headmaster and we have a double physics class in silence with only guys there.
Absolutely disgusting vent of his inner misogyny, shaming 14 & 15 year old girls but totally sanctioned by the school because 'uniform rules are important'
I'd like to think that he wouldn't get away with something like that now but I dunno, probably would as likely as not
and a bit of confidence
'having a private viewing were you sir?'
sure you'd get detention and maybe the cane, but it would be worth it for the kudos.
srsly he sounds like a nasty shitty pervy bully.
probably should have done but we were completely stunned and it wasn't until we spoke to the girls afterwards that we found out what had really happened
you ever been in a situation where you saw something happening but it was so beyond the realms of what you'd ever expect to be real that you're not quite convinced what you're seeing is real? Like, there must be something else happening here that I've missed or something ?
It was like that
you cant assess a situation easily that you are finding astonishing......still, did anyone get the guy later? once you all had time to digest what had happened? (I admit that I did often miss striking when the iron was hot, but I did sometimes dole out some retribution to teachers that transgressed humanity....admittedly sometimes is a pettyish way)
not that I know of
Cartoons on boards?
fairly normal to be aimed at Beaky Bailey but he was genuinely a bit unhinged and scary so we always kept it just under earshot and - being a physics lab - it was always locked so no anon blackboard action
I am stunned, that the dentist could dismiss a woman cos he fancied her.......its like some of the cases of witch persecution, some would be because some bloke with power (priest or married official) fancied some woman and they blame her for their sin of lust (she put a spell on me). (I do realise that this is also used as excuse by men for assault on women nowadays)
So there's that to add to the list
Normcore = celebration of personal freedom inspired by the work of Michel Foucault
the same as the boys and a good many do.
I think this is very common now.
If anyone was wondering.
this one could run and run. very rich with disers' projections
to be able to attend school and feel like they are on an equal social footing to their contemporaries. It's about creating an environment where they feel safe and equally valued.
I was the only poor kid I knew of there.
I lived on a council estate.
All the other kids lived in rich areas.
All other schools hated my school.
In first year of 2ndary school mine was the only school that still had 'Shorts' (yes shorts) for 2ndary school 1st years.
I felt anything but fucking safe. it was like having the biggest target imaginable pinned to me.
probably secondary school age, looked like he was on his way to a posh school. I was worried as he was scootering (yes) past a bus stop full of what were relatively cooler kids. Nothing was said however. Maybe times have changed.
why arent they out campaigning to ban private schools?
and put them through the private school system, i'll be first at the marches, you mark my words
maybe later depending on when the Steak McCoys bloat wears off.
not sure how i feel about that.
thanks everyone, great job. We've had a good time and people SEEM happier for it.
but thought I'd change it up today.
they do cheese and onion too but they're way too heavy on the onion.
and maybe there's an orange one? can't remember.
where I work is that they try SO HARD to disobey the uniform rules - tiny skirts, holey tights, trainers, rolled up sleeves, blazers off etc yet on a mufti day all look exactly the same
I think uniforms are great, easy to wash/very cheap to buy, makes children feel part of the identity of the school. My boys have to wear trousers/shorts, shirts, ties and jumper - never had any problem with it...
any one who disagrees is backwards
aaaahh jack-ups, aaaaahhh
Also, not wearing Kickers? aaaahh shit shoes, aaaaahhhh
loves the fact that here they do, so there you go. /thread
It's embarrassing, 6th form, knee-jerk stuff like this that gives those of us who ACTUALLY care about these things a bad name and lead to the "#SocialJustWarrior" nonsense.
Narrow it down to a few essential items and then just let the rest of life wash over you like you're a piece of lank seaweed and Theo's bullshit is the ocean.
superficial ego hallucination bullshit
/second hand uniform apart from on mufty day. I hated the uniform, but at the same tome it put less pressure on my mam to get me new clothes all the time.
I think I got bullied more because i was a fat blonde goth. I died my fringe when I was 12, thinking it would come out red. it came out ginger. i was called ginger minge until i left school at 16 :'(
You can see i didn't attend school very often. I did spend a fair time down in the tunnels smoking weed with all the other grungies/goffs to be fair.
First day back, kids taking the piss by wearing black shoes which look like school shoes but aren't. They get sent home. Now part of me thinks the teachers are just being pricks, but I imagine they gave plenty of warning.
I feel sorriest for poor Lewes, he looks smart and his shoes are hardly trendy or street.
The School are cunts, blaming their poor past results on pupils shoes, absolute fucking fuckwits......trying to equate a bizarre arbitrary sartorial value system with other unrelated values (good results) jesus we might as well go back to using plants that 'look' like the ailment of the disease they are meant to cure.
Its not just annoying, its anti logic, like good looking/smart looking people = moral/clever people.
and in a marvellous godwinian twist
(Say what you like about the Nazis, but they were far smarter than their opponents)
has no-one else ever come across being severely bullied by other schools cos of your uniform? is that not a thing anymore? no one ever go to a much hated (by other schools) school?
is kids losing their school jumper then sniffing random jumpers to check if it's theirs.
We use labels
if fact, id go to say they're great!
But I just cannot imagine having to wear an actual uniform every day. Seems horrible.
you get bullied for wearing your uniform 'unfashionably' anyway.
don't roll up your skirt? BULLIED!
have it slightly longer than everyone else? BULLIED!
wear the uniform fleece in the winter when it's cold instead of the jumper? BULLIED!
fuck all-girls' schools