Teens from Mumbai’s Parel school don creative hats, submit designs for uniforms
In a unique initiative, students from the first batch of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at JBCN International School, Parel participated in a competition to create their own school uniform. The winning design, which was picked on the basis of the preference of majority students, is gender-neutral comprising a white tee-shirt and blue denims.
The uniforms are now being manufactured and will be ready before the new academic year, which will begin on July 23.
The school had invited designs from the batch of 25 students, who are enrolled in the IBDP starting this month, with the intention of giving the students a say in what they wanted to wear. The students were divided into groups of four to five and were given specifications to adhere to while drawing up the designs.
Pinky Dalal, chairperson, JBCN Education said that the idea was to allow students to think creatively. “We wanted to give our young adults a chance to explore their creativity and take responsibility. The IBDP students collaborated with each other, researched trends and came up with ideas to be implemented. We wanted to take a participatory approach as we believe they are key stakeholders in the school” she said.