1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

5 March 2013

Dress Casual Day on Fridays (4B Mak Pui Hang, Jody)

        Our school has recently proposed making every Friday dress casual day. This means students can wear whatever clothes to the campus on Fridays. Most of our students welcome this policy and are looking forward to its implementation. However, I entirely disagree with it. There are strong grounds for my stance.
        First of all, the dress casual day may jeopardy the harmonious atmosphere on campus. It is common that teenagers like to follow fashion trends and students of our school are no exception. If our students are allowed to wear casual wear to school, they will tend to look at what their friends are dressed in and even discuss where they were bought and how much they cost. It will inevitably lead to comparison of their clothes, including design and prices. This can embarrass students whose clothes are in basic styles or cheap. When their friends’ words provoke their ill feeling, it can be harmful to their friendship.

         Another drawback of dress casual day can be a waste of students’ time and money. As teenagers are concerned about their appearances and do not want to be teased by their school friends because of their outfits, it can be unavoidable for them to spend time on matching their clothes or even spend money on buying fashionable clothes. As students do not have any income, they will buy clothes with their pocket money. If the clothes they want to buy are out of their budgets, they will ask their parents for money. This will worsen their parents’ financial burden because students of our school mainly come from working class families. While buying clothes costs money, matching and shopping for clothes are time consuming. However, students of our school lead busy lives because of heavy homework and frequent extra-curricular activities. How can they afford extra time making themselves look good in casual wear?

         The last concern is the impact on the image of our school. Our school is regarded as the best one among all the schools nearby. If we made a wrong decision, which is holding dress casual day on Fridays, could ruin our reputation. Some students like to stand out at school so they try to make themselves different from their school friends.

         This can be commonly seen on school picnic day, on which we can wear casual wear. Some of our school friends follow the fashion trend so closely that they wear jeans with holes on them or even hipsters to school. If they were allowed to wear casually once a week, we can predict what kinds of clothes they would be dressed in to school. This can leave residents nearby a bad impression of our school. 

        All in all, making every Friday dress casual day is not a good idea. It can be harmful to students’ relations and the reputation of our school. Students’ time and money will also be wasted. I hope our school can see the serious consequences of launching dress casual day on Fridays.

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