A school uniform represents to me a community of children who dare to be part of a group of people who care. It is symbol of one's faith, sharing of the same attitude, and being proud to wear a uniform that represents your school.
A uniform does not mean wearing the same boring clothes over and over, day after day. It means that my parents cared enough to send me to a school that requires a little more of me. It means that it is not my clothes that make me unique, but my personality, attitude and helpfulness towards others.
Wearing a uniform makes me part of a whole. It shows that I am willing to be an active member of that whole and take responsibility for my actions. That uniform becomes a part of me when I put it on every morning. It reminds me that I am somebody and I should take care of that person and the world around me.
Putting on my uniform also reminds me that I am part of a community of school children that I belong to. This community is counting on me to be a loving, caring, sharing and responsible kind of person.
It is not enough to just get dressed, have breakfast and go to school. It requires a lot of pride, and sometimes spunk, to put on my uniform and to be in the public eye. When I have my uniform on, it shows people in the community that I go to a certain school and that school has a reputation that I must respect and uphold. I am willing to do that.
I am willing to wear my uniform because I care. I care what happens at our school. I care what happens to the kids at my school. I care about my education. I also care about the fact that our teachers give a lot - and they choose to teach at my school. I care a lot- about growing up and being a good person, and it all starts here.
It starts with an idea to give back to the community, and it starts with me and going to a school that requires a school uniform.
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