In the end, the name "bluecoat schools" was fixed for charitable educational institutions.
One of them was Christ's Hospital founded in 1552. The uniform worn by its pupils has not changed much since the reign of Tudors.
High school students who have shown outstanding results in several subjects are allowed to decorate their clothes with large silver buttons and velvet cuffs.
This is an excellent incentive for successful study which can be mentioned among reasons why students should wear uniforms.
The costume is issued to young people free of charge.
Approximately, 200 years ago, innovation was introduced: buttons on the coat were decorated with a portrait of the founder, King Edward VI.
Somewhere its usage reminds of the most terrible epochs in the life of states.
This topic is much more complex and multifaceted than may seem at the first glance.
In Liverpool, there is an old educational institution which got its name in honor of the special garment - Blue Coat School.
It was founded in 1708 for orphans and poor children.