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Last Updated: Tuesday May 24 2011 10:14 GMT

What annoys you about your school uniform?

Chris wearing a skirt to school

Clip: boy wears a skirt to school

A boy is wearing a skirt to school in protest that he's not allowed to wear shorts to keep cool.

So that got us thinking - what makes you cross about your school uniform?

Are you a girl who's not allowed to wear trousers or a boy who hates wearing shorts and has to?

Maybe your tie annoys you or you hate your school logo? Whatever your gripes, email us to tell us about it!

Your comments

"My uniform is nice, but the only annoying thing is we are expected to wear polo shirts with the school logo on them, but everybody wears shirts without the logo! My secondary school uniform for September is awesome though."

Ella, 11, London, England

"Our school uniform is too strict. I don't see how you can distract people from their learning by wearing patterned socks or skirts higher than the knee. It's ridiculous!"

Millie, 12, Coventry, England

"I'm not happy with my uniform! It's not right for me. I look horrible. Why can't we wear home clothes? I really hate black shoes, that make me look so dumb for school."

Liban, 13, Bristol, England

"I hate my school uniform, it's mostly black and it's really boring and I hate having to wear a school tie."

Heather, 14, Moray, Scotland

"My uniform is OK I guess, but my jumper is a bit dull because it's just grey, and it's easy to get holes in."

Will 12, Gloucester, England

"I love our school uniform, it is red and white!"

Lotti, 11, Lancashire, England

"I don't like trousers"

Ellie, 7, Derbyshire, England

"At my school we have to have our blazers on even in summer, with our ties perfect and top button done up even though it chokes us a bit. We have good school trips though - I'm going on a four day trip to France on the 19th of June with NO SCHOOL UNIFORM!"

Courtney, 11, Northamptonshire, England

"We have a grey blazer with a badge and grey trousers and we can wear short trousers if we want and long grey socks. Only two other boys and I wear shorts even in summer."

Peter, 12, Cambridge, England

"Well, I quite like my school uniform."

Sam, 9, Sussex, England

"I love my school because we get to wear our own clothes and then a jilbab and we have to wear a scarf. We can also wear a jumper if we want to. It's part of our religion to wear a jilbab and to wear a scarf."

Zarah, 10, Lancashire, England

"I think school uniform is stupid we all look the same, we are not in the army! Schools and parents tell us to be creative and be ourselves and we can't with school uniform. I understand if we are singing or going on a field trip, but some uniforms are so uncool and uncomfortable and girls should be allowed to wear trousers too. The short ban is stupid and discriminates against boys, they will be boiling in trousers on hot days!"

Aimee, 12, Northumberland, England

"We don't have a school uniform however we have a really annoying dress code: no leggings, no skirts above the knee or short sleeved tops. It's so annoying as we get sent home to change if we don't wear the right thing!"

Ada, 12, London, England

"I hate my school uniform, I wish we could just wear normal clothes to school. It would be so cool! I am going to suggest this at my school!"

Anya , 11, Durham, England

"My school uniform is a navy jumper for KS4 and light blue for year 7 and 8. I think it's OK but we have to wear a logo polo shirt even though no one can see it, we even have a PE uniform! Everything is really expensive and we are not allowed to wear long sleeved t-shirts under our polo shirts. I think that's unfair because I don't like having my arms uncovered when I don't want to keep my jumper on. Non-school uniform days have been pretty much banned now because it's meant to be too distracting."

Sumina, 14, London, England

"At my school we have to wear a blazer everywhere we go, even in the summer! I don't see why, because all it does is make us hot and sweaty, and it distracts us from lessons!"

Natasha, 12, London, England

"We don't have a school uniform! Yeah!!!"

Greg, 10, California, U.S.A.

"We don't have school uniforms!! But I think I would like one!!"

Emma, 2, Rome, Italy

"It's true boys are discriminated against in the summer - but girls have to wear skirts all through the winter while you boys have your warm trousers."

Jessica, 10, Kent, England

"Uniform is uncomfortable. In the winter, we're too cold and we're not allowed to wear cardigans and jumpers. In the summer, it's too warm and we're not allowed to take off our blazers."

Hafsah, 14, West Yorkshire, England

"We are not allowed to wear different coloured cardigans or jumpers other than black, green or grey!"

Tallulah, 11, Manchester, England

"I like my school uniform but I don't get why we have to wear bright orange tights!! Can't we just wear red?!"

Sofia, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"Our uniform is OK. Girls wear skirts with tights or just skirts or blue dresses - you're still allowed to wear green, red and yellow, but no-one wears them. We are allowed to take our jumpers off when it's hot and some boys even wear their blue or white polo shirt like a bikini!"

Amy, 10, London, England

"Our uniform is so stupid. You have to wear a long sleeve shirt, long sleeve jumper, tie, full pants, knee socks, shoes, blue/black hair bobbles and blue/black headbands. Not just that, but for PE and PA, you need even more. That comes to around £300 and that's just for the girls, for the boys it's even worse!"

Erin, 12, Cumbria, England

"I think that school uniform's should be picked by the pupils, not the teachers!"

Sam, 9, Liverpool, England

"Our school uniform keeps on getting more expensive. WHY?!"

Mark, 10, Beijing, China

"I love my school uniform it is red and white!"

Lotti, 11, Lancashire, England

"We are not allowed any hair accessories, or skirts unless they are to our knees. When we wear them below our knees we still get told off!"

Liah, 12, Isle of Wight

"I hate my school uniform because I can only wear white and grey tights, and girls can only wear white socks."

Katie, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"They are expensive, easily damaged and uncomfortable."

Sam, 11, Pisa, Italy

"I know that we must wear a uniform, but it gets on my nerves. My cardi makes me look fat."

Amy, 11, St Helens, England

"Our uniform is irritating, we can't wear hairbands or trainers, we can't have coloured socks, and we have to wear blazers all the time. The blazer annoys me and I don't want to wear it but I get forced to."

Rahima, 13, Birmingham, England

"I hate school uniform, it distracts me from class and is very hot and stuffy."

Callum, 12, Worcestershire, England

"My school makes me wear a skirt. My knees get cold. It's just not fair!"

Holly, 13, Watford, England

"I like my school uniform, it's maroon coloured, and in the summer the boys are allowed to wear shorts."

Jack, 11, Somerset, England

"My school uniform is a bright blue cardi or jumper with a white polo shirt and trousers, a skirt or shorts."

Lucy, 10, Colchester, England

"My school uniform is really dull. We have to wear a grey blazer, red blouse and a grey skirt. The bad thing is, we are not allowed to take our blazers off even in summer. The teachers walk round to check if we have our blazers on, even on our way home."

Izabela, 12, London, England

"We wear a summer dress and the boys wear shorts. I think the boy was right to wear a skirt to keep cool."

Kate, 10, Somerset, England

"I don't like school uniform AT ALL. Our school makes us wear a red jumper, a navy polo shirt, a navy skirt and navy tights. In the summer girls can wear a summer dress (red and white) and boys can wear shorts. But no one likes them. In a school council meeting we talked about getting rid of uniforms but the teachers said no because 'it would increase bullying'. But at my old school there was no school uniform and there was no bullying, either."

Saskia, 11, N. Ireland

"I hate how in the winter we are not allowed to wear socks and tights together. All the girls have to wear skirts and it gets really cold. The people who tell you you can't wear both tights and socks are male teachers with long warm trousers.... grr!"

Chido, 14, Hampshire, England

"I don't like my school uniform because we are only allowed to wear grey, not black."

Michaela, 10, Renfrewshire, Scotland

"Our school uniform is really dull and boring, if you have the slightest bit of colouring on your shoes you get told off and sent home. I don't really agree with my school uniform."

Lauren, 12, Sheffield, England

"Why can't boys wear shorts anymore? It's so not fair!"

Jacob, 10, Bristol, England

"My uniform is nice, but the only annoying thing is that we are expected to wear polo shirts with the school logo on them, when everybody else wears shirts without the logo! My secondary school uniform for September is awesome though."

Ella, 11, London, England

"I'm in primary school but moving up to secondary in September. Our uniform is really annoying. Our jumpers, made by the school, shrink in the wash, meaning we have to pay more. Why don't we just wear our own clothes?!"

Rach, 11, Cornwall, England

"I hate my school uniform because you can't even undo your top button or take off your tie in the HOT weather. I just undo my top button anyway and get told off, but I really don't care."

Amy, 10, Surrey, England

"My head teacher is extremely strict about school uniform and has come to the conclusion that girls look messy in shorts or trousers. This is not true. I think girls have the right to choose what they wear and would grasp the opportunity to wear shorts or trousers. I have spoken to my head teacher and written a letter but she refuses to listen."

Anna, 11, Surrey, England

"In our school our ties make us hot and my neck gets sweaty."

Aleesha, 13, Fife, Scotland

"I hate my uniform because in the summer we have to wear our school jumper."

Sarah, 12, London, England

"I don't mind my uniform but sometimes it is really annoying! I think that the boy who wore a skirt is really brave!"

Sophie, 11, London, England

"I think that girls should be allowed to wear shorts as well, or if not half trousers!"

Simii, 14, London, England

"It's OK apart from the navy blue. My mum and I chose the school because of the colour but actually it makes my uniform boiling!"

Alexandra, 11, Suffolk, England

"I don't like our school uniform rules because we can't have spikes in our hair."

Tilly, 9, Cumbria, England

"Our teachers tell us to wear shorts. They say about vitamin D and how good it is for you. I think we should wear trousers. Also they say black shoes/ trainers. Can't we have colourful trainers for one day?"

Usayd, 11, London, England

"I hate me blazer, I think it's a waste of time and money. We should just wear a bright coloured uniform."

Faizah, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I hate it when schools tell us we can't dye our hair unnatural colours. We have the weekends, holidays, before school and after school too, which makes up more time than we are actually in school. If you want to dye your hair purple, school shouldn't tell you not to!"

Anessa, 14, Yorkshire, England

"I hate not being able to take my blazer off, even when it's boiling!!!"

Chloe, 12, Lancashire, England

"I hate wearing school shoes because I can't run around in them which is annoying."

Alex, 11, Southampton, England

"What annoys me is our school logo. It's on EVERYTHING apart from our skirts and trousers!"

Clara, 10, Oxfordshire, England

"I like my uniform because it's navy and blue. It's a tie and a jumper and in the summer the boys are allowed to wear shorts and us girls are allowed to wear a blue and white summer dress."

Megan, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"Well I hate uniform because you buy new clothes for basically no reason! You shouldn't make fun of that boy coz he's making a point."

Emma, 10, Surrey, England

"At my secondary school (which I go to from September onwards) ties are compulsory, and I'm a GIRL!"

Eve, 11, Durham, England

"I think we should not wear school uniform because it it just the same style every day, it is so boring!"

Edward, 10, London, England

"I like our uniform except that we have to wear our hair up for PE and tuck our shirts in, but I don't follow any of the rules!"

Zoha, 10, Manchester, England

"My secondary school uniform is exactly the same as my primary school uniform, a blue polo shirt. I feel like I am in primary now- annoying!"

Nawal, 11, London, England

"I hate school uniform because it costs so much, you can't buy more than two pairs of things and when they get dirty you don't have another pair to wear."

Hana, 11, London, England

"I'm going to secondary school next year and I have to wear a tie and a blazer. I think that it is actually really smart because we don't wear those kind of things at my school at the moment."

Jeff, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I hate my school uniform. I think it would be better to wear our own clothes because it shows our personality. I find my school uniform hot in the summer and cold in the winter and I would prefer to wear my own clothes."

Imogen, 10, Kent, England

"We have a new uniform at our school, and the new logo is a bit childish, almost everyone thinks the same but it's too late now because the new jumpers and shirts have gone on sale."

Jameelah, 10, Bangor, Wales

"I wish my school did not have uniform!!!"

Caitlin, 10, London, England

"At my school it's stupid because we have to wear specific coloured hair bands!"

Orla, 8, Hertfordshire, England

"I hate the fact that when it comes to my school uniform, the girls are only allowed to wear school shoes and not sandals! It gets so hot!"

Sarah, 11, Peterborough, England

"At my school our uniform is a green cardigan, a white shirt and a black skirt. It isn't a very nice uniform but my secondary school uniform is really nice!"

Isabella, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"We had a hideous school uniform, but now they're changing it and it's even worse! Nothing matches and we will look just like the other local school near us!"

Mel, 11, Norfolk, England

"At my school we HAVE to wear a compulsory blazer... even on hot days. I think they should design a summer uniform like polo shirts instead of normal school shirts and a cardigan instead of our THICK HEAVY blazer."

Shar, 12, Luton, England

"I have to wear a big black blazer and a clip on tie. I think it's stupid and we shouldn't have to wear a blazer in the summer because it gets too warm. The clip on tie annoys me and it's also a horrible colour!"

Tyra, 14, Essex, England

"I'm starting secondary school next year and although the school is outstanding... the colours we have to wear are bottle green and silver! You have to wear bottle green blazers AND a bottle green and silver tie!"

Ciara, 11, Berkshire, England

"I don't like having to wear a boiling hot black blazer in the summer and not being allowed to take it off, outside or inside. It makes it so you can't concentrate on your work! I also don't like it how in the winter we're not allowed to wear boots!"

Libby, 11, Yorkshire, England

"I think it's silly that this boys school will not allow him to wear shorts when the girls are allowed to wear skirts!"

Bob, 12, Sheffield, England

"I love my uniform!"

Cody, 12, Bradford, England