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Uniforms introduced at a Dutch primary school

Dutch children generally do not wear uniforms at school. But, as of this year, the pupils of Bizzie Kidz primary school in the city of Almere do.

Uniforms prevent bullying, says head teacher Jacqueline Imminga. The decision to introduce uniforms has been welcomed by parents and pupils alike.

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