Warm Weather and Hayfever Advice
Students with chronic or long-term medical conditions may suffer more in the warmer weather. In particular, it can make heart and respiratory problems worse, and of course can cause sunburn. In extreme cases, excess heat can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal. Please ensure your child stays hydrated and drinks plenty of water. Pupils have access to water in school but often do not drink before coming to school so complain of headaches and feeling dizzy especially after exercising or spending time outside. Students are able to wear the summer uniform and do not need to be wearing jumpers and thick coats to school in these warmer months.
There has been an increase in the number of students who seem to be highly sensitive to pollens and appear to be suffering from itchy skin, watery eyes, runny nose and an itchy throat. Your pharmacist can provide medication which can help alleviate your child’s symptoms and allow them to concentrate in school especially during the exams. Some students have been prescribed Antihistamine medication (Certirizine/Piriton) which should be taken prior to coming to school to prevent this happening. If you notice your child seems severely affected it would be a good idea to make a GP appointment.