A WEIGHT OFF YOUR SHOUL­DERS

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IN­DIA has set a weight limit on pupils’ school bags, to pro­tect them from in­jury and to help lower stress lev­els.

The new rules will mean that no pupil in Year 1 or Year 2 at any In­dian school will have to carry a school bag weigh­ing more than 1.5kg. That weight limit rises to 5kg for teenagers.

Home­work has also been scrapped for younger pupils, so that they don’t have to carry heavy books to and from school.

The new rules will come in fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful tri­als in a hand­ful of states. It’s hoped that the change will help im­prove the phys­i­cal and men­tal health of the coun­try’s young peo­ple.

Do you think we should do some­thing sim­i­lar in the UK?

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