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West Spring Primary Uniforms to be ready - in two years

All 210 pioneers at West Spring Primary heed a cutting-edge rule.

The Primary 1 pupils wear their physical education (PE) gear at all times, even during class.

Their school uniform will be ready two years from now, in 2016, after staff, parents and the pupils themselves decide on the final cut.

West Spring principal, Mrs Jacinta Lim, said: "The PE attire is more comfortable for play-based activities. We prefer to consult various stakeholders (rather than) decide on the uniform in a hurried manner.

"Since parents are the ones dressing their children, it's important to engage them and (get their) views first."

The winning look is likely to come from seven prototypes, done by second-year Temasek Polytechnic students Tiffany Ng and Ho Bao Yiing, both 18.

Miss Ng, who studies fashion design, and Miss Ho, who is enrolled in retail visual merchandising, met Mrs Lim while on a temp job in another school.

Miss Ng, who is doing the project for free, created four looks in four days including her favourite: A white and navy ensemble, complete with Mandarin collar.

Miss Ho, previously from Paya Lebar Methodist Girls', had three designs, completed in four days. She too is doing it for free.

Mrs Lim said factors like pricing, quality and comfort are key, adding: "The two-year process will give stakeholders enough time to collaborate and decide on the eventual design."