Carlisle's Richard Rose academy consults over new shirt
Last updated at 13:26, Thursday, 23 February 2012
A Carlisle school is asking its parents and pupils whether they want to bring a splash of colour to the uniform this summer.
Letters are being sent to parents of the Richard Rose Central Academy this week consulting them on plans to introduce a new, optional coloured polo shirt for the summer term. They will be asked if they favour the option and if so what colours they would choose.
Meanwhile, members of the school’s Student Voice group are leading the consultation with pupils in the Lismore Place academy over the next few weeks.
It is hoped a decision can be reached before pupils break up at the end of March for the Easter holidays so any chosen new shirts can be worn when they return.
Anyone wishing to continue to wear the traditional shirt and tie uniform will still be able to do so.
In early discussions, it emerged parent representatives would like to retain ties in the summer uniform.
Student Voice member Connor Errington said: “Wearing a shirt and tie in the summer is restrictive and people can get too warm. We wanted a more relaxed look but something that still allows you to learn without being too uncomfortable.
“We’re in such a bright, bold building we thought the colours would add to that. We want to have the best uniform to go with this building.”
The guide price for the proposed polo shirt currently stands at £8.99.
First published at 11:26, Thursday, 23 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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