Uniform review at college

PUBLISHED: 13:45 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:38 15 June 2010

THE student council at Honiton Community College says the school sweatshirt is unpopular and should be replaced. Alternative designs have been modelled to students and last week parents were invited to comment during two information events at the college.

THE student council at Honiton Community College says the school sweatshirt is unpopular and should be replaced.Alternative designs have been modelled to students and last week parents were invited to comment during two information events at the college.After assessing student and parent reaction, the council is expected to make a recommendation to college governors.College principal Norman Tyson said: "A major review of the uniform was carried out five years ago when we spoke to all our students and invited parents to comment. "The result was that we changed the uniform. One area we didn't change was the jumper/sweatshirt."The student council says it's an item they'd like to change. Students chose not to wear it, in the main."Mr Tyson said a "high level of student involvement is necessary because they've got to wear them".He added: "Students have said they want to replace HCC on the top to Honiton Community College. "They are also looking at a waterproof overcoat."When asked if the college would consider reverting to a shirt and tie uniform, Mr Tyson told the Herald: "Five years ago, students and parents said 'No' to a shirt and tie. "The level of consultation was very high."The message then was that students and parents were happy with the change of uniform."If we keep changing it, it will become expensive."The students are driving things and, as a college, we need to work with our students. "They know they need to look smart and they are keen to do so.

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