Persevere cold weather to combat coronavirus; headteacher tells students

Barr Beacon School, in Walsall, has advised its students to prepare for cold weather, stating that the school windows will remain open as a strategy to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the school.

This statement was sent by the school’s headteacher Lynsey Draycott to parents, who indicated that she was following advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). The headteacher also indicated that coats will not be allowed in school, but students can wear vests and T-shirts inside their school uniforms to help them persevere in the cold weather.

Persevere through cold weather

The statement read that according to SAGE’s advice, all school windows would remain open at all times in accordance with the group’s advice. The letter continued by advising students to wear more clothes to help them during the cold weather. The letter also warned that the school would not accept students to wear coats in classes.

Draycott indicated that the government was giving grants to schools that followed the SAGE’s advice, adding that the students will get used to the cold weather, by wearing more clothes during their class attendance.

A spokesman for the school indicated that their top priority as they continued with their studies was to ensure that students’ safety was a priority. He continued by saying, that the school had shared with parents a number of steps that they could follow in order to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

The spokesman continued by indicating that the government’s advice on open windows was to help students curb the spread of the virus, as proper ventilation reduced the chances of transmission of the disease.

The spokesman also indicated that they had received a lot of praise by many parents of the school’s 1,500 students, emphasizing that all the school was trying to do was to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus.

 

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