R.H. King Academy has always been known for its uniform policy. The dark blue tops and grey pants are known to make up the iconic spark at R.H. King.
However, this year is a bit different. Understanding the impacts of the coronavirus on many individuals and families, R.H. King has come up with a way that might ease the stress- no uniforms!
Though this exception was ideally intended for the new students at King in not purchasing uniform clothing due to closed stores, this was made available for everyone.
Since three months into school, this change has taken action, which may have left many students with mixed reactions regarding this new change. While some students may feel content and relaxed, others might share different perspectives.
Tatyana Wong, a grade nine student at R.H. King Academy, appreciates this new change. “I think that the ‘no uniform requirement’ is great! It helps a lot of students as far as I’m concerned because some students may not feel comfortable in their uniform or might feel restricted during this challenging time,” Wong says.
She further adds, “With this new change, students can not only feel comfortable but also allow them to express themselves through their clothes.”
It is evident that this has allowed many to feel more relaxed and less stressed. Regardless of how many support this decision, one should appreciate the school’s efforts to making the students more comfortable in the school setting.
While this is the first time R.H. King Academy has not made uniforms a requirement, this may mark a unique place in King’s lengthy history for many years to come.