I mentioned recently that while we were Down Under, I was a bit obsessed by school uniforms. Perhaps obsessed isn’t the correct word; I’ll just say that I was very interested in what students were wearing. School uniforms are just such a foreign concept for my family.
Australian schools, like their British counterparts, require students to wear uniforms. But there is one key difference. See if you spot it.
Do you see it? The students are wearing hats. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, so from an early age, kids are taught to “slip-slop-slap” — slip on a shirt (at the beach, pool), slop on some sunscreen, and slap on a hat.
Skin cancer aside, how adorable are all those children? The little ones in the second and third photos just about killed us with their cuteness.
I tell you one thing though: If I were a parent Down Under, I’d find it very difficult not to choose a school based on their uniform colors. Can you even believe those maroon and gold get-ups in that one photo?