Thirst for Learning

To further minimise the risk of any illness or infection, please ensure that your child has their own water bottle in school. It is important that children remain well-hydrated and they have access to their water bottle at all times. Water makes up about 80 percent of our brains and is essential in neurological transmissions. Poor hydration affects mental performance and learning ability by reducing the brain’s ability to transmit and receive information. Studies show that once thirst is felt, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration decreases by as much as 10%! Please send your child to school with a clean water bottle and they can fill it when they need to from one of our water chillers, which are located in the Key Stage 1 cloakrooms and the Key Stage 2 corridor.