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New school bag for children

Dec 14, 2010 4:03:37 AM - itnnews.lk

The newly recommended school bag will soon be available in the market.

The model School bag, is designed by the Ministry of Education in association with the Ministry of Health. Many schools have already placed orders. The Education Ministry has informed all Principals about the new school bag through a circular.

A recent study revealed that school children have difficulties due to the weight of the school bag which in not up to required standard. According to international standards the children can carry only 1/10th of their body weight. The public are advised to purchase bags only with the Healthy Model School Bag emblem. School Principals are advised to look into the use of the bag by the children. The newly introduced bag is rectangle in shape and edges are curved. It has two completely separated compartments. A bag suitable to the height of the child should be selected from different sizes available. The health issues faced by the children will be minimised with the use of this bag.