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BalthierBunansa Fri 23-Nov-12 22:44:47

I have a DN (aged 9) and my DS was telling me that yesterday in school was very, very cold. So cold that according to DN all he kids were huddled together in big coats and rubbing their hands to try to keep warm at dinner break (which lasts an hour). Numerous children had asked the supervisor if they could all go inside for break as it was too cold, but when the supervisor asked the head teacher, she refused. DN said that her hands were bright red and the little ones especially were cold. AIBU in thinking the headteacher should have allowed to children to spend break inside than in the freezing cold for 1 hour when they were clearly uncomfortable?

redandwhitesprinkles Fri 23-Nov-12 22:48:30

Surely they should have had hats and scarves. Presumably they go in during a wet break so they could do it but I think I am with the head. Run around and they would warm up.

ClippedPhoenix Fri 23-Nov-12 22:48:57

FGS, it's not even cold yet. Tell them to go play a few games to warm themselves up.

LDNmummy Fri 23-Nov-12 22:49:07

We had incredibly bad weather where I am yesterday, so going on that I would have assumed kids were staying indoors during their break times anyway confused

Fakebook Fri 23-Nov-12 22:49:09

Why weren't they wearing gloves and warm coats? I don't know. Seems like they could have warned up running around. Are you up north?

Sirzy Fri 23-Nov-12 22:50:22

Where are you? If your in the UK yabvu.

Do you expect the children to be kept inside until march?

LDNmummy Fri 23-Nov-12 22:50:25

The wind was so bad my bins kept being blown over into next doors drive.

BalthierBunansa Fri 23-Nov-12 22:50:34

Fakebook I'm from Wales. Was very very windy this week, which might have been why it was so cold!

BalthierBunansa Fri 23-Nov-12 22:51:53

Sirzy Oh of course not! DN has never complained about the cold at break times before so I just assumed it was just particularly cold that day.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 23-Nov-12 22:53:11

It hasn't actually been that cold though has it.

I think kids need to run around for a while, rather than sit indoors. Make sure they've got gloves.

AgentProvocateur Fri 23-Nov-12 22:55:06

Think the parents were BU, not sending children in with the right clothes for the weather.

Fakebook Fri 23-Nov-12 22:59:15

Yeah it was windy here too yesterday, although mild. I'm in the south east. It was freezing 2 days ago, but I send dd into school with a hat and gloves. I blame the parents for not sending children into school with the correct clothing.

Ilovecake1 Fri 23-Nov-12 23:02:32

Yesterday I kept my class in all was very windy and their safety comes first!

CoolaSchmoola Fri 23-Nov-12 23:07:25

We used to run around in snow, and then put our gloves on the radiators and our wellies in the cloakroom....

We were only allowed in if it was raining (spitting was fine though) or gales. The rest of the time if we complained of being cold we were told to run around to warm up.

In Germany the temperatures are a LOT colder than the UK and the kids still play outside at breaks they just wear appropriate clothing.

Seriously, it won't hurt them. The HT was right IMO.

ClippedPhoenix Fri 23-Nov-12 23:25:52

grin at Ilovecakes.

socharlotte Fri 23-Nov-12 23:26:31

Running round gets you more chilled because you open up all the blood vessels in the surface of the skin and lose more heat. Just sayin'

BackforGood Fri 23-Nov-12 23:35:51

It's not the school that was being unreasonable, but the parents for not sending their children dressed for the weather as they were clearly in some exceptionally cold micro climate.
I doubt if they were outside for an hour anyway, as most schools have an hour in total for break, and they have to eat during that time too, but even if they had been, they should be running about, playing, and complainging about not being allowed to take their coats off because of the heat their bodies were generating.

WorraLiberty Fri 23-Nov-12 23:36:00

Blimey how did we ever survive in the past? confused

If they're sent to school appropriately dressed with gloves and hats etc...I'm quite sure they can survive the wicked elements of errrm....November.

Besides, if lunch time involves spending a whole hour in the playground, how long is their lunch break?

WorraLiberty Fri 23-Nov-12 23:38:27

On a separate note, I needed a word with my DS's teacher today after school.

When I entered the classroom I was hit with a wall of bloody heat that could have melted my eyebrows.

Now I understand why my DS has always insisted on a short sleeved school shirt in the Winter...because the kids are being cooked by the central heating.

EmmelineGoulden Fri 23-Nov-12 23:45:34

For the most part British weather is mild enough to play out in all year with the right clothes.

Very windy days suck though. It's no fun playing most games when the wind is harsh and biting. Won't hurt them, but I don't think there's any benefit to 15 minutes of misery between lessons. Just isn't conducive to learning.

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 23-Nov-12 23:50:35

Oh my god. YABU. wheny class has to stay in for wet play they are climbing the WALLS.

blanksquit Fri 23-Nov-12 23:57:07

It's quite mild here at the moment (further south than wales), but windy. I don't think an hour will cause them any discomfort unless it's -5 or something.

They should have a coat and gloves.

WorraLiberty Fri 23-Nov-12 23:58:49

I'm still trying to work out how long their lunch break is?

It must be at least an hour and a half long.

stargirl1701 Fri 23-Nov-12 23:59:47

Nope. There's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing. Children should be outside at break unless the temperature drops below -10 degrees or the wind is so strong they are at risk from debris falling from buildings.

sashh Sat 24-Nov-12 02:48:01

Running round gets you more chilled because you open up all the blood vessels in the surface of the skin and lose more heat. Just sayin'

We don't have blood vessels in the surface of the skin

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