Many schools are using a rotating class timetable to ensure social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This measure, however, means that thousands of learners are missing out on a meal.
With varying opinions about whether schools should remain closed or not, parents and caregivers need to honestly assess what the best solution is for their children’s mental and emotional growth. By Kirstan Puttick Lloyd.
Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.
The number of South African children who are overweight or obesity is on the increase. Professor Salome Kruger of the Nutrition Centre of Excellence at the University of North West believes work needs to be done to combat this problem in school-going children.