Talking points: What do you love / hate about the design of your school uniform?

Compiled by Wong Yat-hei

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Andrew Kan, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

My school uniform is a white T-shirt. It is a dirty mess by the end of the day, especially since I love to play sports. I often get an earful from my mum when I get home. So I wish the uniform could be of any colour except white.

Ng Cheuk-kwan, 13, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College

I like my school's tracksuit - a cotton sweater and a pair of baggy trousers made of nylon. It is very comfortable and I can move freely.

Janet Choi Ho-ching, 18, HKU Space Po Leung Kuk Community College

My summer uniform is fine - a blue shirt with a neck tie, and a blue skirt. It is quite comfortable and beautiful, too. But I hate the winter uniform. The collar is the main problem - it's badly designed and makes me feel very uncomfortable.

Natalie Fung, 16, St Paul's Co-educational College

I love the design of my school uniform which is similar to a qipao, or cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress. It is classy and conveys charm and grace. Although many argue that a qipao is uncomfortable because it is too tight, I believe such a design contributes to the beauty and elegance of being Chinese.

Helen Wong, 15, Sha Tin College

Our uniform is lightweight but is often criticised for its see-through material. This is terribly awkward for everyone, especially girls. The good thing is that we're changing to a new uniform soon.

Mimi Lam, 17, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary & Primary School

Ours is a one-piece uniform, which is easy when you're changing. However, I hate our summer uniform because it's white, and I'm a messy eater! It's always annoying when food stains spoil my uniform, and everyone knows what has happened!\


Tell us what you love or hate about the design of your school uniform in the comment box below.

In our next Talking Points, we'll discuss: What is the worst thing about having to eat lunch at school?

We are now accepting answers from readers for this new topic. To take part, e-mail your answer with your name, age and school name, plus a high-res photo of yourself, to [email protected] by Monday lunchtime next week.