Appeal for school uniforms to be made cheaper

Appeal for school uniforms to be made cheaper

A number of groups have come together to urge schools to re-think their uniform policy in order to help bring costs down.

The St Vincent de Paul, Barnardos and the National Parents Council Post Primary have consulted with unions and schools to make uniforms more affordable.

Suggestions include considering a plain-coloured uniform which can be bought from high-street retailers or having a pre-worn sale of uniforms at the school.

Don Myers of the National Parents Council said: "What we're looking at is that management would basically review the school uniform policy in the school.

"Anything from maybe the number of items that are crested, just to in general see what way - in any way or form - there can be savings made for parents on the cost of these items."


More in this Section

Man killed in early-morning Kerry collisionMan killed in early-morning Kerry collision

Richard Bruton: Possible sale of RTE's Cork studio a matter for the broadcasterRichard Bruton: Possible sale of RTE's Cork studio a matter for the broadcaster

Jim Gavin brings Sam Maguire to 5-in-a-row mural unveiling in DublinJim Gavin brings Sam Maguire to 5-in-a-row mural unveiling in Dublin

Woman sexually assaulted by number of men in town park in NorthWoman sexually assaulted by number of men in town park in North


Lifestyle

The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Co Cork, first opened its doors in 1936. Director John Huston used it as a base to review footage while filming Moby Dick in the town.We Show Films: ‘I once found a full rotisserie chicken in the cinema’

The biennial festival in Cork produced another unique feast of fine music and good vibes.Sounds from a Safe Harbour brings fine music and good vibes to Cork

Here are five things to check out in the week ahead.5 things for the week ahead

You have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a ship to Ireland. You are tired and hungry and desperate to deliver your expensive cargo to port.Islands of Ireland: Horse, trading, and Drishane

More From The Irish Examiner