Stop the Restriction of Jersey Names at Trinity Grammar School
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For several years Trinity Grammar School has given students the opportunity to have and write personal, meaningful names on their Year 12 jersey. However, the school is no longer allowing students to choose nicknames for their Year 12 jersey. They have restricted it to only being either their first name or last name. With this petition it will hopefully become possible for current and future Year 12 students to have a greater choice of their jersey name.
Having a Year 12 jersey is a symbol of personal identity and a reminder of the great times that students have had while attending the school. It serves as a memory for students of the great times and even the bad ones that students have had. Having a name such as "John" on your jersey is simply too generic.
Nearly every single school in New South Wales not only takes part in year 12 jerseys, but offers the freedom of choice for the names. Last year had nicknames, and the year before that and so on. Why now has it been chosen for restrictions to be placed? If the issue is that students have been putting inappropriate names on their jersey then simply disallow them from having a jersey, or have a system in place where students aren't able to put anything rude on their jerseys when they order.
Not having the choice of putting a nickname on the jersey ruins the fun of being in your last year of school, and doesn't give us something to laugh about when we're faced with the stresses of exams and study. It is not that we must put nicknames on the back, rather, we must have the choice of putting them on at least.
It is imperative that this long-running tradition continues.
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