School postpones sports day events as children 'not used to' 30C heat - Devon Live

2022-06-16 09:33:35 By : Mr. Alan Zheng

The school has apologised for the inconvenience

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A school has postponed sports day events because children are 'not used' to the predicted high temperatures. They were due to be held tomorrow (Friday) when the mercury could soar to 30C.

Richmond Primary School, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, will now hold races later in the month, although some events will take place in the morning before peak temperatures. LeicestershireLive reports the decision was made with the children's welfare in mind.

Parents and carers were due to join children in races in the afternoon. The school said the cancelled events will take place on Tuesday, June 28.

The school told parents: "Due to the hot weather, we have made the decision to postpone the Years 4,5,6 afternoon competitive races where parents/carers were invited to attend. .

"Sorry for the inconvenience but we feel it will be too hot for the children who are not used to these temperatures."

The school has made clear that Friday morning will see team events take place. This will be while temperatures are in the low 20s before peaking at 29C or 30C at 4pm and safety advice has been issued.

“Could we please ask that your child is supplied with a hat and has adequate sun protection (ideally applied before school),” they said. “If anyone has the use of spare gazebo we could borrow, that would be really appreciated.”