- Minister of Education, The Honourable Anthony Garcia
- Trinidad and Tobago
Primary school students are generally required to carry all of their books to school every day. The short term effects of which are shoulder, head, neck and backaches, and general discomfort which can snowball into irreversible spine and nerve damage, not to mention resultantly high medical bills and insurmountable emotional costs.
Medical experts agree that our children's still developing spines can only safely endure 10-15% of their body weight and personal research has revealed that what our children carry by far exceeds that figure.
We must end this NOW.
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We the parents of the children of Trinidad and Tobago hereby call upon the Minister of Education to put an end to the unreasonable mandate which requires our children to carry all of their books to school every day and to implement solutions such as timetables or lockers etc. Failure to do so will result in action being taken against all policy makers and legistlators involved as they will be held accountable for physically damaging our children.
The End heavy bookbags in our schools petition to Minister of Education, The Honourable Anthony Garcia was written by Habbika Lopez-Roberts and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.