However, as a school with no uniform, children are welcome to wear whatever makes them feel good every day to school. If that happens to be a costume, no problem. A few reminders, of course:
- Safety first - trailing skirts, veils and capes are a trip hazard so leave them at home
- No masks - facial expression is a very important part of communication and we want to see your face. Also, masks are frightening for some children, particularly those who don't have any experience with them. No masks at school.
- No weapons, even pretend ones - you have no idea what trauma a child has been through in his or her past. Schools should be a safe space and children should not be unexpectedly confronted with weaponry at school, even pretend ones.
- Stay warm - children go out to play in the yard at least twice every day and Ireland is not a hot country. Children should be appropriately dressed for the weather.
- Be able to manage your own needs - whatever they are wearing, children need to be able to go to the toilet on their own without needing help.
- Wearing a character costume does not change your own character - dressing as a character that uses violence does not mean that you can use violence or dressing as royalty doesn't mean that you can demand to be treated like royalty! You are still your own beautiful self, with the same rights, responsibilities and friends!
- Home-made costumes trump store-bought ones every time!
- Pink and blue are universal colours! Sparkles and armour are universal too.
- Anyone can be a scientist, anyone can be a pilot, anyone can be a princess, anyone can be a fairy, anyone can be any superhero!