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To think that school children should have easy access to drinking water?

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Schnullerbacke Wed 05-Feb-14 10:36:16

I'm sure this has been done before so apologies.

My DD (7) has just had a new teacher who changed the routines around a bit. They are now only allowed to drink water at lunch and are not allowed to quickly grab their bottles whilst going down / coming back up from break time or assembly. This is apparently done so they won't have to go to the toilet too often (which is just outside their door).

I think its a bit out of order but before I have a word I wanted to check whether IABU. I know its important to stay hydrated and I don't think this is achieved by drinking before school start and only then drinking again some 3 hours later.

SulkingintheShrubbery Mon 10-Feb-14 06:55:08

I get that you are proud of your DD, LaQueen, but why do you think you feel the need to "boast" anywhere - MN or RL about it? <head tilt>

Your DD is a bright girl who passed an exam that lots of children passed even me and the way you throw it into so many random discussions makes you come across as a bit deranged smile

TamerB Mon 10-Feb-14 07:08:30

But it makes MN fun! grin

ArgyMargy Mon 10-Feb-14 07:55:23

Manic - "the children are required to drink two glasses of water at lunchtime"? You force them??

LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 08:54:29

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LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 08:58:46

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ExcuseTypos Mon 10-Feb-14 11:46:07

LaQueen maybe you should name change to LaQueensDDhaspassedher11+, then you wouldn't have to mention it againsmile

LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 13:42:34

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TunipTheUnconquerable Mon 10-Feb-14 17:20:05

' LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 08:54:29
But, why on earth should anyone on here care whether I'm thrilled my DD1 passed the 11+ and like to mention it? I don't get it?

Honestly, I wouldn't be remotely bothered if anyone else did the same'

OK, I'm going to bite.
Because maybe, just maybe, there are people on Mumsnet whose kids didn't pass the 11+ and who already feel bad about it and don't need you to make them feel worse?

Every time you do it I cringe at how unkind it is. It is natural you're pleased, and we're all capable of being pleased when good stuff happens to people, but there is actually a reason why most people try not to bang on too much about their successes.

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PortofinoRevisited Mon 10-Feb-14 17:25:46

We are reminded of the importance of hydration at dd's school and they each have a beaker for water.....mind you a forrin school grin

LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 20:32:20

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LaQueenOfHearts Mon 10-Feb-14 20:35:19

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SulkingintheShrubbery Mon 10-Feb-14 20:41:43

I thought this thread was about children drinking water in school confused

TheLabradoodlesAunt Mon 10-Feb-14 20:45:07

Oh LaQ - you should send your child to a top private school! DD1 has the choice of Perrier or Evian at hers - she just picks up a bottle when she goes into the classroom and drops it in the recycling bin at the end. But as we're paying £40,000 a year, I think they could offer Badoit, no? And it is vair, vair selective - not just financially, but intellectually too.

Fairenuff Mon 10-Feb-14 20:51:52

the grammars take very little if any notice of a child's SATs levels, and instead set their own CAT tests in the 3rd week of Yr 7 - and they purely use the CAT test results to determine/predict the child's future levels/results etc.

So do the state secondary schools. That's been standard for at least the last six years.

ExcuseTypos Mon 10-Feb-14 21:32:58

Yes Faire, DD1 was in Y7, 10 years ago and she was tested within weeks of starting her comprehensive. I'm sure they were CATs, those scores were then used to set the children in all sciences, maths, English and humanities.

ArgyMargy Mon 10-Feb-14 21:38:08

It was, Sulking, but I think by now we've all agreed to disagree...

PortofinoRevisited Mon 10-Feb-14 22:37:38

Cor - despite me always having been a fan of grammar schools, having been to one myself, I am glad we don't have this faff in Belgium.

quavercuba281 Tue 04-Nov-14 18:56:21

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yellowtaxi Tue 04-Nov-14 20:34:22

Zombie thread that's been revived I know but to contradict LaQueen I went to a superselective grammar school and we were allowed water bottles in lessons wink. We couldn't have them in primary school though- it was drinks at lunch and playtime only, and I don't remember feeling particularly thirsty at any point. Having said that though. I do agree with the OP that a drink at break/as you come into the classroom should be allowed, even if drinking during lessons is not.

I'm not sure how successful the idea of having water jugs available would be though- we had water jugs available on the tables at lunchtime in primary school but no one would ever drink from them because people used to spit in them

sickntiredtoo Tue 04-Nov-14 21:35:50

It has been proven that children do much better when allowed to sip some when they need to

No. actually I think that has been debunked now.Drinking water at break and lunchtime is fine.If they can't drink when they come in why not drink before they go out or take their bottle out with them!!

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