Students follow fashions into the schoolyard
GLADSTONE teenagers are feel- ing pressured to keep up to date with the latest fashions for school.
As students begin their school year for 2006 on Monday, some students said brand name items including pencil cases and school bags were a must-have.
Even smaller items, such as pencil cases, had to be the 'right brand' so that students weren't left out.
School student Tegan Pittman-Smith said fitting in was impor-tant for many teenagers at school.
Tegan said going to a public school, having brand name shoes, pencil case and bag was im- portant.
'I think when certain brands at school are in, for us teenagers it's important to keep up with them,' she said.
"It's not necessarily to fit in, but to have the chance to not be the only one without them.''
Tegan said the must-have item at her school at the moment was skateboard shoes.
'Having the Etnies or Con- verse shoes are important,' she said.