DSE Guidelines to Protect Students from Scorching Heat in Summer. Guidelines for schools to follow in order to mitigate the negative impacts of the heat wave
DSE published the following advice today regarding steps that schools should take to combat the impacts of the heat wave.
DSE Guidelines to Protect Students from Scorching Heat in Summer
Water consumption to Protect Students from Scorching Heat in Summer
Students may be instructed to bring their own water bottles, caps, and umbrellas and to utilise them when they are out in public.
The school should assure the availability of sufficient potable water in numerous locations, preferably at temperatures lower than the surrounding environment.
Cold water can be provided by using a water cooler/earthen pots (pitchers).
Every period, the teacher should remind the kids to drink from their water bottles.
Schools must ensure that pupils have water in their bottles when they return home.
Students should be reminded of the significance of staying hydrated during the heat wave and encouraged to drink plenty of water at regular intervals.
With greater hydration, the use of restrooms may increase, and schools should be prepared by keeping restrooms sanitary and clean.
Do’s and Don’ts for Students
Do’s and Don’ts during the heat wave should be posted prominently throughout the campus. The following are examples:- Do’s:
Drink plenty of water, even if you’re not thirsty.
To stay hydrated, use ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution), homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, butter milk, and so on.
Wear light-colored, loose-fitting cotton clothing.
Cover your head with a cloth, cap, or umbrella, for example.
Stay as much as possible indoors.
If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor right away.
Do not walk outside on an empty stomach or after eating a large meal.
If possible, avoid going out in the sun, especially in the afternoon.
When outside in the afternoon, avoid intense activity.
Do not go barefoot outside.
Eat no trash, stale, or hot food.
Use the adjective scorching to mean extremely hot. The scorching heat from a wildfire tar on roads and char nearby houses and trees.
There’s a huge difference between a warm day and a scorching one; the word implies a brutal heat. If the weather is scorching, you’ll be desperate for air conditioning, iced drinks, or the relief of a cold shower. You can also use it to mean “harsh,” like a critic’s scorching review of a really terrible movie. Etymologists suspect that scorching is derived from the Old Norse skorpna, “to be shriveled.”