Uniform first for pupils in France

Pupils at six schools in the Paris suburb of Provins restart school after the November holidays wearing uniform after a majority of parents (376 out of 609) supported the change.

The uniforms are not obligatory and, so far, 330 sets have been sold for primary children who return on November 5.

Mayor Olivier Lavenka said uniforms “give a good image”.

Priced at €145 for 10 items, they have not been made in France and the mairie covered part of the €100,000 total cost.

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