Unisex Uniforms, Health Insurance, Social Audit: Why This Government School In Kerala Is Different
As reported by The Hindu this initiative is unique for a government school in which gender-neutral shorts and shirts have been introduced for all classes.
“Children face difficulties while wearing skirts especially while climbing steps and during rains. The new dress code will give them a certain level of confidence when they move around,” the headmistress told NDTV.
Calling the move as ‘revolutionary’, Dr Benoy Peter, Chairperson, Academic of Committee of the school said, it will help the children break free the gender norms.
“Gendering begins with socialization. Two types of dress codes obviously create gender segregation. We introduced the unisex uniform format in the pre-primary classes first. The response — both from the parents and children– gave us a confidence to extend it to all classes,” he added.