In a complete fall from grace as a home educating blog, I took Asda up on an offer to review school uniform. Needs must, there’s a whole lot of uniform has been required over the last few months 😉
I went ot the kind of schools that had complicated uniforms bought from fusty suppliers with oaken pigeonholes and ladders to climb up and get the gymslips. I’m woefully ignorant as to where my state educated peers bought their uniform but I can only assume that supermarkets stocking such things has been a major step forward. I was at least able to kit Josie out for summer term overnight in one food inclusive shop but winter term was looming and Josie and I were locked in a battle as to whether she would look cute in a skirt or pinafore or have trousers (her preference). To be fair, she never wears skirts at home but looks lovely in her summer dress and I was being a needy mother about it.
Luckily ASDA stepped in and offered a £20 spend in their school uniform shop.
Since I was then able to try out all the versions of uniform for free and with no guilt, I did. She got a pinafore, skirt, trousers, 2 polo tops and a pack of socks for £20 – I think that’s pretty good value.
To her own surprise, she’s fallen in love with having her knees on show after all, so my heart strings can be properly pulled as she trips off into year 4 and does her first winter term. I’m still a bit of a novice at uniform, but it looks nice, seems well made and frankly, if it doesn’t last till the summer, the odd extra £3 spend on a skirt won’t be the end of the world.
It does mean I’m back to naming things. Thankfully I can also stick names into things thanks to namelabelco who sent all the girls clothing name labels, sticky lunch box type labels and very cute foot shaped shoe labels a while back. These were more primary age design, with a cute picture and comic sans writing but SO cute that everyone wanted them in their clothes. The iron in ones were much quicker and easier than any I’ve used before and the foot ones make my heart melt. Very sweet indeed.
Hard to believe 3 of them go back a week today. I’m not ready for the summer to be over at all.
Disclosure: we were sent all these items free for review.