uniforms were compulsory in communist times.
That's interesting Paw. Were they designed by the individual schools or was it the same uniform for all? In Ireland each school has a different uniform.
all students look the same. What boring atmosphere!
I've taught kids in uniform for most of my teaching career and never felt that way. Their individual characters are very apparent despite their similar appearance :) In secondary school we used to try individualize our uniforms with non-regulation scarves, gloves, socks etc in really lurid colours. The lay teachers didn't take any notice but if you were spotted by one of the nuns, wearing purple socks instead of black or grey you could get a detention. They usually only slapped a detention on students who were otherwise troublesome. The 'good girls' like myself just got the lecture.
It was also an offence punishable by expulsion if you were seen smoking cigarettes in your school uniform in a public place. In fact any kind of inappropriate 'rowdy' behaviour in you school uniform was a big no-no and was frequently reported to the convent by local people. The 'head nun' as the principal was known, would then investigate and depending on how bored she was that day, she would either visit each class individually and interrogate everybody or just call the whole school together for a very long lecture. Either way, it was a nice break from lessons, wasted plenty of time and we all enjoyed it thoroughly :D