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Weight of schoolbags, is it a worry?

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Weight of schoolbags, is it a worry?

Postby Sabbi » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:48 pm

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Do you worry about the weight of your children's schoolbag? is it very full and heavy? Do they struggle to carry it?

In the Dail today they will be discussing if heavy schoolbags are dangerous for children's health and if they should do something about it.

What do you think?

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Postby admin » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:56 pm

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We'll be on IrelandAM tomorrow morning on TV3 discussing this! Tune in at 9.30am for the chat about the bags being too heavy and what you can do to help make it lighter for your child.

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Postby Daisy37 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:35 pm

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Theyre too heavy. its ridiculous. the kids should only have to bring home copy books and not all the big books. i think they should have less in them.

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Postby Jedt » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:44 am

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Yes they are far too heavy, so often kids have content which could be stored in school, unfortunately a lot of primary schools don't have lockers meaning kids have to haul unnecessary content around with them all day.

Tablets would also be a great help for them, use of tablets in primary school would surely cut the weight in bags by at least 50%.

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Postby Sabbi » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:45 am

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I had a look through our son's school bag last night because it was super heavy. He uses a tablet so not too many books but still his bag weighs a tonne. So inside I found- in addition to tablet and books - 2 bottles of water and a can of 007 deodorant!!!

And about 10 wrappers and a million crumbs!!

Typical boy! Messy and dirty but cares about how he smells to girls!

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Postby admin » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:52 pm

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If you missed the segment on IrelandAm last week, you can catch up here: https://www.facebook.com/tv3IrelandAM/


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