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Making the case against navy blue in primary schools

Dear Sir,

Considering the following primary schools will be closed — Port Royal, Heron Bay, West End, Northlands, Gilbert, Elliot, Prospect, St George's Prep and St David's — I feel this is what should happen to the remaining schools:

File photograph by Akil Simmons

1, Dalton E. Tucker Primary: adopt green for their new uniform, since Heron Bay will no longer exist. After all, school is technically brown/green, not navy blue. It shows more pride that way.

2, Purvis Primary: introduce black for their winter schoolwear. Although black isn't originally a school colour, it ought to be to eliminate the need for most primary schools wearing navy blue.

3, West Pembroke Primary: should just go as navy blue. The gym uniform is navy blue with a red stripe and a yellow stripe. So where's the grey at?

4, Victor Scott Primary: should adopt Port Royal's uniform, since Port Royal will be closing.

5, Paget Primary: should introduce sky blue as a new colour. Must most primary schools in Bermuda wear navy when the island itself is colourful? And maybe have grey in the winter — just a suggestion.

6, Francis Patton: should introduce red as their new colour since their gym uniform is already that colour.

7, East End Primary: should adopt West Pembroke's school uniform. Even though purple is on the sign/school logo, it will be hard getting such a colour shipped to Bermuda stores.

8, Devonshire Parish Primary School: what colour uniform will this new school take on? Please don't say navy blue — bad enough we have more than three now, and interestingly they're private, where students are wearing just plain navy blue school jumpers and no school logos, as opposed to ones that are simply another colour altogether.

The point is: for an island that is so vibrant and colourful, why are the people — Ministry of Education and teachers — on it so fascinated with navy blue only?



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Published April 07, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated April 06, 2021 at 1:54 pm)

Making the case against navy blue in primary schools

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