A WEIGHT OFF YOUR SHOULDERS
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?