A new series of uniform designs has been revealed that will be worn by the thousands of schoolgirls who will be coming into school this coming school term.
In an exclusive interview with The Lad, the head of the British Bar Association, Professor John McVicar, said that the uniforms, which are inspired by the schoolgirls uniforms worn by members of the Armed Forces, would be made available to the public on the internet.
Professor McVacar, who is also the chairman of the Women’s Commission, said he was confident that the designs would be popular and well received by the wider community.
“We want to give people the opportunity to take a look at what we have and what we are doing in a different way, which is not just uniformising a uniform but a way of wearing it,” he said.
“There is no doubt that the uniform itself is a very powerful tool.
It is very important for women to be able to express themselves, for us to be a more open and inclusive society.”
So when I say that I am confident that people will want to wear the uniforms because it is a statement about the importance of gender equality.””
We are doing something about that, to give the girls an opportunity to express their femininity in a way that is not only respectful but in a safe and positive way.
“I think it is important to recognise that, at the end of the day, girls will be wearing the uniform for the first time, which makes it a really powerful thing to do.”
“But that doesn’t mean they are going to be wearing it as often as the men are.”
The schoolgirls will be going into school wearing it on a regular basis, and they are coming out of school wearing them more often than men do.
“That is part of the beauty of the uniform.”
A similar scheme was also unveiled earlier this year by the British Council, which will launch a new uniform that will come with the school uniform.
The British Bar association is also funding the British Government to design and manufacture more uniforms, with a total cost of about £8.5 million.
In February, a schoolgirl wore a skirt with a white shirt underneath to protest against the schoolboy uniform and it was the subject of a BBC documentary.
The BBC said it had been contacted by a woman who had been sent a skirt, and said she was happy to take part in its research.
In May, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) commissioned a study into the impact of the schoolgirl uniform on children.
The BAFTA’s head of child development, Emma Brown, said: “The BAFTA study has identified a number of issues that may be affecting young girls in school uniforms.”
It was really important to have the debate about what we need to do to make the uniform more inclusive, so we have been looking at how we can change it to better reflect the diverse lives of young girls.””
Our aim is to develop a uniform that is appropriate for all young girls, that they will wear on a daily basis, that is culturally appropriate, and that they can wear for as long as they wish.””
What we are really looking for is to have a uniform with an impact on girls’ education, their physical health and mental wellbeing.
“The first designs for the uniforms will be released to the school and community in June.
The National Union of Teachers, the UK’s biggest trade union, is also supporting the BAFTAs work and is calling for the uniform to be removed from schools.