Learning can certainly be thirsty work but it is important that all our children remain well-hydrated. Water makes up about 80 percent of our brains and is essential in neurological transmissions for thinking and learning. Poor hydration affects mental performance and learning ability by reducing the brain’s ability to send and receive information. Studies show that once thirst is felt, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration decreases by as much as 10%!
If you would like your child to have a drink of water whenever they need to, please ensure that your child has their own water bottle in school every day. To avoid the possibility of children sharing cups and minimise the risk of sharing germs, send your child to school with a clean water bottle, which they can fill when they need to from one of our three water coolers. These water coolers are located in the Key Stage 1 cloakroom, the Key Stage 2 corridor and in our CIL kitchen area.