Should Schools have air conditioning or not, is a total another question.
I am writing this article as a Parent discussing whether our Kids need AC in Schools or not?
As a Parent who can afford to send her child in air-conditioned School, I prefer not to send my Kid to the one.
If you have already started judging me or calling me unfair. It is not only because I myself went to the School without air conditioning.
It’s more than that.
Reasons I feel Kids do not need air conditioning in Schools:
Kids and Adults are different
While we as Adults focus more on comfort rather than entertainment, Kids are different.
Being a child, do you remember not enjoying the play time because of hot weather or missing out on fun due to dust?
Kids are programmed differently. They choose fun over everything.
If you feel hot while its 35-degree Celsius and unable to concentrate on work, it does not mean Kids feel the same.
Talk about local Climate
Of course, health comes first and if temperatures are soaring high as 50 degrees, Kids may find it difficult to concentrate.
Geographical location is an important factor while deciding if Kids require air conditioning in Schools.
Here in North India, Summer temperatures vary around 32-45 °C; May and June being the hottest months which fall under Summer Holidays.
So, I feel it is not a necessity.
Using ACs mean staying under the controlled environment which is not advisable.
Researchers found out that people who spend more time in a natural environment are more rough and tough with high immunity levels.
With Closed windows 24*7, we have shut ourselves away from nature and its sounds.
Air conditioners are not required if the classrooms are well-ventilated and have enough fans to prevent suffocation in the classrooms.
They get habitual
It’s not wrong to say that Kids become habitual of the environment they get to live in daily. This is how our bodies work.
I want my kid to enjoy the outdoors and be close to nature. They should not be reluctant to play in the sun.
I have seen many Kids not visiting the relatives just because they feel hot due to the absence of AC.
I do not want my Kid to be one of them.
Preference at Home
I am a person who prefers Cooler to AC at Home. Yes, we have AC but that’s for those humid months during rains.
I do not want my Kid to feel discomfort at Home with AC switched off.
Moreover, I don’t want my Kid to take these comforts for granted. Kids might be required to work in various climatic conditions, and an AC environment in the school might be a deterrent to his adaptability and career choice.
To answer the point where Parents believe that Kid’s performance gets degraded due to high temperatures: The top schools in our town are non-ac and the Kids perform equally well in extra-curricular activities and in academics. They know how to adapt well to the weather.
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