New Look on School Uniform
No other piece of clothing (0) has caused (cause) so much debate and outrage as a hood. It (1) … (originally wear) to get protected from bad weather but somewhere along its way it (2) … (become) associated with youth crime and antisocial behaviour. In 2005 it (3) … (even ban) from some big shopping centres. The reason for that (4) … (be) that some troublemakers (5) … (use) hoods to hide their faces from video cameras.
However, many people (6) … (not agree) with this stereotypical view. They believe that this soft comfortable piece of clothing (7) … (need) protection and people should (8) … (can) wear what they want. One of British schools (9) … (even make) it part of its uniform. The school’s head teacher said that the pupils (10) … (vote) for this kind of dress code and parents (11) … (also welcome) it. But he added that pupils (12) … (not allow) to keep their hoods up in the class.
Hoodies made part of school uniform
A school has made hoodies part of its uniform. Pupils at Inverness High School now (0) have (have) the option of wearing black hooded tops bearing the school logo after being consulted about what they (1)... (want) to wear.
The hoodie (2)... (attract) negative publicity through its association with youth crime and anti-social behaviour. But the school's deputy head said the tops (3)... (look) smart and (4)... (be welcomed) by parents as well as pupils. Caroline English said the school wanted a dress code that pupils would "buy into". She added: "We (5)... (establish) a working group who spoke to the pupils and they came up with the idea of the hoodie." Ms English said pupils (6)... (be not allowed) to keep their hoods up in class.
Western Morning News, Friday March 24, 2006