December 2013 | Teacherplus
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Category: December 2013

Dressing for sport

Sinchana Appachoo
Sporting and academic excellence are no longer seen as mutually exclusive but rather as complementary. The emphasis being laid on physical training is reflected in the changes in the sports uniform.The focus is no longer on pristine whites, but the uniforms are geared towards aiding easy movement. Sports sessions are therefore becoming more enjoyable for students.

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Uniform thinking – not?

Why is a uniform so important for a school? Does a dress code reflect a school’s philosophy? Are children able to learn and interact better among themselves if there is a standardised attire? These and many more questions need to be asked. This issue of Teacher Plus tries to answer some of these questions. Read on to get a glimpse of what teachers across schools have to say.

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An initiative waiting to happen

With a couple of schools taking to using handwoven fabric for their school uniforms and also taking the advice and help from the faculty of leading fashion institutes to design the uniforms, we caught up with a Hyderabad- based fashion designer, Sashikant Naidu, to get his views on the issue. Some excerpts from the brief interview.

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Boys and girls in yellow and green

Kavita Anand
This article is the story of a school uniform that challenged the school’s stakeholders to think beyond the habituated patterns of smartness and gender. It is the story of how and why this uniform was created and what it symbolised. It is also the story of change and how it was brought about. In short, the uniform was an education in itself.

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