i would like opinions on this as i'm not sure if i am getting all PFB here
ds1 is due to go on a trip to a local park tomorrow as part of sports week.
the plan is that they will walk to the park, do a day of activities and then walk back to school.
the walk is 1.5 miles each way they must wear long sleeves and tracksuit bottoms they have to carry a packed lunch/drink it is forecast to get up to 28 degrees here tomorrow
my issues I guess are that while DS1 can walk 1.5 miles I think that it is too far to expect them to walk twice in one day, especially when they are going to be doing sports activities during the day as well
add to that it is going to be HOT
the school will not re-apply sunscreen, despite the fact they are going to be out during the hottest part of the day, and they have said that parents are not welcome to the activities, so i can't go and apply it myself during the day
i am concerned that he won't have enough water, because I don't want to give him too much as he has to carry it all the way, but if i don't give him enough he's going to end up dehydrated
the kids are going to swelter in tracksuit trousers and long sleeves, outside at midday doing bloody sports.
it just seems so short-sighted of them, and I think the kids will be so exhausted by the end of the day and then they've got to walk all the way back again!
sooo.... wwyd? am i over-reacting or is the school being a bit off?
let go, school will cope. They will even run get bottles of water if necessary (yours won't be the only one running dry). Slather sunscreen on thick in the morning. With long sleeves and bottoms he's mostly covered up anyway! Can he wear a hat? I'd send double the water you would have sent on a cooler day. I presume he has a lightweight bag to carry it in? Send a short sleeve t-shirt in case he can change into that at least for the walk itself.