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Piggywaspushed Sun 08-Jul-18 16:43:41

and I really can't motivate myself to spend another day sweltering in a classroom with over heated students and teachers. No end in sight.

I was so hot on Friday I nearly played sleeping lions and/ or considered just bursting into tears. Anyone even vaguely naughty pushes me to the brink. The only thankfulness I have is that I am not a man consigned to hot classrooms in trousers , shirt and tie.


I decided to start a 'it's too hot' thread since everyone else seems to be tolerating it awaits someone telling me to get a grip as I will have six weeks holiday soon

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Piggywaspushed Sun 08-Jul-18 16:44:19

and my neighbours are really pissing me off today. Grumpy all round, frankly.

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topcat2014 Sun 08-Jul-18 16:45:24

I know it won't help - but we played sleeping lions at the end of Beavers this week for much the same reason!

rillette Sun 08-Jul-18 16:59:12

A school local to me has classrooms where you can't open the windows. Imagine!

noblegiraffe Sun 08-Jul-18 17:02:56

Oh I am totally with you, piggy. My classroom is sweltering, I actually felt ill on Friday evening from having been so hot all day. Getting the kids to do anything is just a Herculean effort.

And I am fed up of the ‘no, there is no legal maximum temperature at which you get to be sent home’ conversation. Do they think that if there was, I’d still be there?! I’d be first out of the door.

ladyvimes Sun 08-Jul-18 17:05:08

I feel your pain. I have no patience left nd we still have two and a half weeks to go! We watched a movie for the last hour on Friday and the kids (and me) just totally zoned out and sat in silence the whole hour. We’ve all had enough! And apparently after a couple of cooler days this week it’s going to get hotter!!!

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sun 08-Jul-18 17:05:32

Certain bits of our school are unbearable, but better since we had anti glare film on the Windows. When I first started we would re room them from June on. I've discovered the storeroom next to my office has air con -many people have found they need to see me urgently.

rupertpenryswife Sun 08-Jul-18 17:11:36

I hear you it's unbearable but I'm a nurse and it has been 28/29 degrees in the bay's, I literally have no energy I know what you mean about bursting into tears. I feel like I am melting but the work does not stop shock.

MissMarplesKnitting Sun 08-Jul-18 17:14:43

Taking GCSE classes on field trips this week.

That'll be fun, dragging reluctant 15 year olds up hills in this heat.

Needless to say there'll be at least one without sunscreen and enough water, and more then one in jeans cos they're too 'cool' for weather appropriate attire.

Think of me, driving the minibus full of sweaty, grumpy, overheating teens...

TheFallenMadonna Sun 08-Jul-18 17:15:28

We have a MAT internal review this week. We keep being told how "challenging" it will be hmm. Second to last week of term. I am not happy about it.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 08-Jul-18 17:16:13

In a heatwave angry <- me, in my boiling classroom

elephantoverthehill Sun 08-Jul-18 17:21:42

I have stopped teaching Food Tech practicals. The kitchen is unbearable even without any cookers switched on. At last they have agreed to install AC. Meanwhile I will be making ice cream and doing blind food tasting in any other free room I can find. The workshops thankfully have double doors that open to the outside. One IT room has AC, it doesn't work in the other, guess which one I am timetabled in and which one I do my marking in.

ILoveMyMonkey Sun 08-Jul-18 17:40:30

Urgh I'm with you. My classroom has a digital thermometer and it got up to 31 degrees in there on Friday, we have no fan and our windows open a maximum of 2 inches so no breeze either sad, it was horrendous and actually cooler outside - we had a very long storytime in the end (inside though as all the eyfs had nabbed our limited shady spots outside). Roll on summer holidays!

PurpleDaisies Sun 08-Jul-18 17:42:02

We had ofsted. Do I win the thread?

elephantoverthehill Sun 08-Jul-18 17:52:08

You win Purple but only if the outcome was positive. grin

PurpleDaisies Sun 08-Jul-18 17:59:41

It wasn’t awful awful!

elephantoverthehill Sun 08-Jul-18 18:15:47

Just a bit awful then?

OiWhoTookTheGoodNames Sun 08-Jul-18 18:17:24

I'm actually considering making a parental complaint about the temperature in one of my kids' classrooms (cos the head ain't listening to the staff over it) - it got to well over 30 degrees in there on Friday (was 29 degrees and rising when I was in there mid-morning... kid asked me to help them look at the thermometer which is why I clocked it - that'll be the weather topic backfiring there!)

Acopyofacopy Sun 08-Jul-18 18:33:52

I am quite active when teaching and I can feel the sweat running down my back and legs.
I think we might have to watch some films next week.
The only up side is that even my naughtiest teens are just too hot to rebel. blush <— my face in this weather!

Piggywaspushed Sun 08-Jul-18 18:57:00

Oh yes Rupert, I did think about hospitals earlier. I thought 'thank God I am not due to give birth' too.

My DH's classroom has no opening windows . I have a classroom with no windows! it's like a crypt

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Piggywaspushed Sun 08-Jul-18 18:59:13

And I have a shitty class p1 tomorrow. Not even my class. Babysitting them til September . WIBU to lose my rag and tell them all to fuck off? Joking. Possibly.

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choccybuttonshelpeverything Sun 08-Jul-18 19:02:06

Hospitals are unbearable we are all sweating from places we didn't know could sweat... and it's happened at the very time they discovered the dyson fans were not to be allowed in the hospital setting.
Absolutely draining and exhausting especially at 26 weeks pregnant 😢

Piggywaspushed Sun 08-Jul-18 19:03:39

Why specifically Dyson fans??

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MaryPoppinsBloomers Sun 08-Jul-18 19:04:32

Ok so this is where you all hate me ....
Air con in the classroom and kids asking to be kept behind at break and lunch because it's so cold. blush

Acopyofacopy Sun 08-Jul-18 19:12:05

Can I come and observe you, MaryPoppins?

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