To be utterly pissed off with the ASDA school uniform ads?
LittleBellatrixLeBoot · 19/08/2007 18:31
A primary school-aged kid advising the nation's children how they can gain extra street cred in the playground?
Am I just turning into a reactionary old trout, or is this yet another instance of adult authority with children being undermined by big business and children having their childhoods taken away from them by international conglomerates because it's more profitable than allowing them to be children?
NurseyJo · 19/08/2007 19:25
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DumbledoresGirl · 19/08/2007 19:29
Is this the ad where the little girl is sitting all ready and dressed on her bed waiting for the alarm to go off at 6 am? And all the children are shown running happily to school? If so, I quite like it, though I admit it is torture to my children to see it! (Maybe that is why I like it?)
3andnomore · 19/08/2007 23:06
LBLB...tbh, personally I am really agaisnt shooluniforms, because I think they are not conductive in building a childs personality, and I was byt no means teh cool Kid in school or the pretty one or whatever....but grew up without schooluniforms , as I am german....
but I agree, young kids should not need to worry about being the cool kid...
Brunocat · 20/08/2007 18:07
I hate these adverts. I used to work at a school with ties and shirts and had to waste so much of my time telling kids to do up their top button, sort their tie out and to tuck their shirts in. It just caused loads of hassle. If kids go a school with a uniform code they should just grit their teeth and follow it. We don't need little brats trying to buck the system just because they don't like being told what to do. Same goes for parents - if you have chosen a school for your child you should support whatever policies they have. Teaching your child that they can do whatever they want just beacuse they don't like the rules doesn't help anyone.
lisad123 · 20/08/2007 18:27
I thought they were a bit of fun. We all know children dont like school uniform. I hated mine, and as soon as teachers back was turned, socks were rolled down, skirts up and shirts untucked. It happens, why denine it. Im mad at asda as i had gone though their little book with dd to choose school uniform and then they had barely any of it in stock or her size
hippipotami · 25/08/2007 09:43
Right, have rewatched the ad, bearing all comments made here in mind. I still like the ad. I also like uniform. I went to schools in Holland, Germany and an American school in Germany. None have uniform. In all of them I was bullied remorselessly for not having trendy clothes (the American school being the worst for that)
I like the Asda ad. I do believe having uniform takes a lot of the bullying-for-clothes away. After all, if all it takes is to undo a top button to fit in then that is easy to do. Certainly easier than persuading your mum to buy you trendy clothes!
I still think it is tongue-in-cheek. I especially like the little boy with his sweatshirt wrapped around his head so he cannot see where he is going. To me, he is not doing that to keep from being bullied, he is doing that because he is a quirky individual, despite wearing a uniform.
But despite the (imo) fab ad, Asda uniform does appear hard to find in the right size. I have given up, and gone to M&S!
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