‘School uniforms must be affordable’ – Brady

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Monday, September 17th, 2012
Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has said that school uniforms need to be affordable to every family. Speaking to Newry Times, Brady stated: “It has emerged in the past few days that the cost of a school uniform in many schools are exorbitant. The price involved, which includes the need for a PE kit, is putting many families under severe financial pressure. “It is especially affecting those who have several children at one school and actually influencing their choice of school. Apart from the identity benefit of having a uniform, one of the other positive aspects is that regardless of the financial situation of a child’s family, they are dressed the same as their school peers.” He added, “However if we do not ensure that uniforms are affordable to all families then we will break the equality created by the introduction of uniforms. “It is important that schools follow the guidance set out by the Department of Education and that Boards of Governors work to ensure that their school uniform is accessible to every family.”
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