Parents alert! Weight of school bags for students fixed, check details here

first_imgAccording to a Delhi government circular, the weight of a school bag in Delhi is officially fixed.The circular asks schools to inform the students in advance about the books and notebooks to be brought to the school on a particular day.Weight of school bag:Class I and II: Should not be above 1.5 kgClasses III to V: Two-three kgClasses VI-VII: Four kgClasses VIII-IX: 4.5 kgClass X: Five kgMoreover, the circular also asks schools not to assign any home work to Class I and II children.Who took this decision?The decision of the Delhi Directorate of Education follows Centre’s order and guidelines for capping the weight of school bags for classes 1-10.”Heavy school bags are a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of the school students. It has a severe adverse physical effect on the growing children which can cause damage to their vertebral column and knees,” said the circular.Load of the school bag:According to the circular, the load of the school bag is increased by bringing textbooks, guides, homework/classwork notebooks, rough work notebooks, water bottles, lunch box and sometimes the heavy bag itself.”The schools running under Directorate of Education have to follow the textbooks prescribed by the SCERT, NCERT and CBSE. The number of textbooks in different classes should not exceed the number prescribed by the statutory bodies. The Head of schools and teachers should frame a well-designed timetable for each class so that children do not have to carry too many books to the school,” the circular said.More on the report:advertisementThe reading library books and participation in games, sports, art and culture and other creative and co-curricular activities for holistic development of students must be encouragedThree textbooks (of Hindi, English and Mathematics) have been prescribed for classes I and II. There shall not be any homework for these classes, as reported by IANS.Six textbooks have been prescribed for classes VI to X — three textbooks for three languages and one for Maths, Science and Social Studies eachAlso, there shall be one notebook for each subject for exercises, projects, Unit Test, experiments etc. which the students need to bring as per timetable. Students should not be asked to bring additional books, extra material to the school.The students should always use both straps for carrying the bags and should not sling the bag over one shoulder. The students should keep the bag down while waiting for the school conveyance or in the school assembly(With inputs from IANS)Read: Nursery Admissions 2019: Here’s a look at important dates for Delhi schoolsRead: Schools in Ghaziabad to adopt Chhota Internet’ to digitally provide quality education without the use of internetlast_img

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