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Monday, 20 December 2010

SCHOOL BAG--HUNCHBACK SYNDROME (PART TWO)

continued from prev post)
As in earlier post the weight of the bag should not exceed 15% of the kids wt.

In India most kids are either malnourished or obese.only small number of kids fall in the normal weight category.so it is very difficult to give a standard guideline according to age or grade of studiying.
But we can reduce the burden by following measures.

STEPS TO REDUCE SCHOOL BAG SIZE:

1.provide safe purified drinking water in the school campus itself.it will definitely reduce 300-500 gms of weight
2.provide mid day meal ,reduce additional half kg wt.
3.books should be split in to two or three parts and only that particular part should be taken for that terms
4.make arrangements to keep few of the notebooks and text books in a safe place
5.avoid single sided bag.always use strapped shoulder bags so that the weight will be distributed evenly.but remember that shoulder bag can restrict breathing movement if it's overloaded .
I hope in the future the tablet pc will replace all the text and notebooks and children will be freed from this burden.
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3 comments:

  1. Over here, schools have lockers, where the students can leave their things for the next day classes at school itself.

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  2. I liked the future idea of tablet pcs replacing heavy school bags. That day is not too far!

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  3. @saraswathi in china they started to use tab pc in many schools.they r low cost and called as a pad.

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