Difference between revisions of "Talk:Punishment outfit"

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:Yes, in principle, but are there any such schools left in the UK? -- [[User:Pineapple|Pineapple]] ([[User talk:Pineapple|talk]]) 06:48, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
:: UK I have no clue, but New Zealand yes, one of my secondary schools was like that, combined intermediate and secondary school so has 7 years in one school only the last three of which are allowed to wear longs as part of their uniform. —{{User:Roguebfl/sig}} 09:33, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
:::OK. I thought most boys' schools uniform at all ages were short pants in NZ. Also true for many schools in Oz and S.Africa I believe. I should still say that it will only work as punishment if some stigma attaches to wearing shorts uniform, which seems unlikely if boys can do so at any time by their own choice. So when you say "only the last three of which are allowed to wear longs" it maybe depends whether you really mean "are required/expected to wear longs". Even in Singapore it will not work everywhere, e.g. there is at least one boys' school (Catholic High) where all boys of all ages have to wear short pants anyway, and at Raffles Institution boys *may* choose longs from Sec 3 onwards but can choose to stay in shorts uniform, which some do for comfort, so no stigma attaches to it. I think what I am trying to say is that it is only embarrassing if the wearing of shorts (meaning tailored short trousers as part of uniform, not e.g. sports shorts) is normally associated exclusively with much younger boys, which is no longer the case in the UK for instance. -- [[User:Pineapple|Pineapple]] ([[User talk:Pineapple|talk]]) 11:10, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
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