12:00pm Saturday 26th May 2012
By Ben Wilkinson
YOUNGSTERS have unveiled the new school uniform options they have helped create.
Larkmead School in Abingdon is launching the new school wear in September as a part of a revamp.
Now pupils, parents, and staff can vote for their preferred colour and style.
Last September, the school enlisted the help of 30 students, branding expert Arthur op den Brouw and fashion consultant Ruba Jurdi.
And a fashion show was held at the school on Wednesday to show off the results.
The uniform will be one of two styles – blazers or jumpers and cardigans – and one of three colours – navy blue, black or burgundy.
The chosen outfit will be announced on June 11.
Nick Collis, 12, helped modelled the uniforms which will include a matching tie with gold stripes.
He said: “The jumpers and cardigans really suit people the best. I think blazers are a bit too big. Overall it looks very nice. People round the school are saying they like burgundy.”
The current uniform is a black sweatshirt with a black and gold tie. Nick added: “It’s nice but its been here for quite long so I think it’s time for a change.”
The group were told to bear in mind the school’s values of independence, creativity and aspiration in their designs.
Headteacher Chris Harris said: “We wanted a uniform that gives them a sense of confidence.”
He added: “We are generally rebranding the school.”
New Year Seven pupils at the Faringdon Road school will be required to wear the uniform from September with all students up to Year 10 from the following year.
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