Peele A Summer 2006

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by Fjgrogan » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:25 am

I seem to remember that when the girls moved to Horsham for the first few weeks they wore smart short jackets and lacy jabots, which looked good and were complementary to the boys' uniform without being a copy of it. The girls themselves very quickly decided that they wanted housey coats and bands like the boys - so much more warm and practical. From my own days at Hertford I remember feeling permanently dowdy, because our uniform was always out-of-date but not sufficiently so to be traditional. Even as dresses etc were replaced and updated they never really caught up with current fashions. Very few of our non-CH contemporaries had ever seen lisle stockings, let alone have to wear them and darn them! It was one of the penalties of being thrifty - many of us were wearing school-provided clothing that had been passed down for decades, at least. I think even shoes were sometimes hand-me-downs! It was good to see that when the girls demanded housey coats they were listened-to!
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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by fra828 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:19 pm

Yes, that must have seemed wonderful after all those hand-me-downs at Hertford! But I still cant see how that rather bulky -looking Housey uniform is PRACTICAL, and preferable in summer to a cool cotton dress, or simple skirt and short -sleeved shirt with a cardigan/jumper and a blazer for cooler days. The boys could have a similarly easy uniform, brought up to date . Who on earth wants to be fiddling with that heavy uniform these days?! Just keep the traditional uniform for formal occasions and maybe cold winter days.

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by Ajarn Philip » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:29 pm

fra828 wrote: But I still cant see how that rather bulky -looking Housey uniform is PRACTICAL, and preferable in summer to a cool cotton dress, or simple skirt and short -sleeved shirt with a cardigan/jumper and a blazer for cooler days. The boys could have a similarly easy uniform, brought up to date . Who on earth wants to be fiddling with that heavy uniform these days?! Just keep the traditional uniform for formal occasions and maybe cold winter days.
I don't think the boys would be all that pleased having to wear a cool cotton dress or a simple skirt...! :lol:
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by fra828 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:09 pm

I don't think the boys would be all that pleased having to wear a cool cotton dress or a simple skirt...! :lol:[/quote]


Oh dear- didn't word it very well did I :lol: ?!

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

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NOPE !!
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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by Wuppertal » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:55 pm

Michael Scuffil makes a good point about pupils needing to realise that life is full of little inconveniences, but forcing someone to wear a thick heavy uniform in 30 degrees all day long, when they have the choice to wear a tidy-enough half-housey, will not teach them anything, will lower their work performance, and it is plain spiteful and pointless. Yes they need to learn life is not always easy, but there is absolutely no need to force an inconvenience on somebody just for the hell of it when there is a perfectly convenient and sensible alternative. I agree that it should definitely have been worn for the photo though, as it is a formal occasion and only lasts a few minutes anyway.

But in "real life", if it is too hot, you take your jumper/suit off and wear just a shirt. So it should be no difference at CH or any school. Making someone wear a huge heavy uniform in great heat will teach them nothing about the inconveniences of life.

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by michael scuffil » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:46 pm

I never said all day long, I said for 20 minutes while the photo was taken.

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Re: Peele A Summer 2006

Post by fra828 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:14 am

Wuppertal wrote:Michael Scuffil makes a good point about pupils needing to realise that life is full of little inconveniences, but forcing someone to wear a thick heavy uniform in 30 degrees all day long, when they have the choice to wear a tidy-enough half-housey, will not teach them anything, will lower their work performance, and it is plain spiteful and pointless. Yes they need to learn life is not always easy, but there is absolutely no need to force an inconvenience on somebody just for the hell of it when there is a perfectly convenient and sensible alternative. I agree that it should definitely have been worn for the photo though, as it is a formal occasion and only lasts a few minutes anyway.

But in "real life", if it is too hot, you take your jumper/suit off and wear just a shirt. So it should be no difference at CH or any school. Making someone wear a huge heavy uniform in great heat will teach them nothing about the inconveniences of life.

Totally agree with this-very well worded!

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