Advanced Warning of Non-Uniform DaysThe word Mufti, meaning an Islamic scholar has been used by the British Army since 1816 and is thought to derive from the vaguely Eastern style dressing gowns and tasselled caps worn by off-duty officers in the early 19th century.
Friday 18th November
I am delighted that this year, once again our student College Council have requested that as a College we support the BBC Children in Need appeal on Friday 18 November. On this day, if they choose to, students will be able to come in ‘mufti’ (not wearing our normal College uniform) on the condition that they make a £1.00 donation to Children in Need: the students’ tutors will keep track of who is not wearing uniform and collect the donations. Students can wear the normal College uniform on the day if they choose.
Friday 16th December
Following the charitable theme and again at the request of the student College Council, we have agreed that on Friday 16 December we will support the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. Again for a £1.00 charitable donation students will be permitted to wear a Christmas jumper instead of the Sir John Hunt College jumper. We expect all students to wear the rest of their uniform on this day, just swapping their jumpers for a festive one. Christmas jumpers are already in the shops if you wish to purchase one, or why not decorate an old jumper at home to a Christmas theme. Please do not decorate Sir John Hunt uniform jumpers with a Christmas theme for this day.
Friday 24th March 2017
Comic Relief (or red nose day as it is sometimes called) is on 24 March 2017. Again for a £1.00 charitable donation to Comic Relief students will be permitted to wear ‘mufti’ on that day. As always, I thank you in advance for your support in ensuring that on all other days your child attends College in the correct uniform and remind them that as the weather changes and they are more inclined to wear a coat or hoodie, this should only be worn over the College jumper, even at break and lunch time.