P661 Teletext 669 Apr13 21:10:15       ———————————————————————————————  OH, MY ACHING BACK Does your child trudge off to school each morning weighed down by a massive bag full of books, projects and PE kit? Secondary schools rarely provide a home-base classroom these daysN Many of them don't even provide lockers in case they are vandalised. So the kids walk round all day with their belongings on their backs like so many snails. And it's leading to an increase in back trouble. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Serena Hennessy LOOKING FOR A SECOND CHANCE? p640 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Apr13 21:31:00       ———————————————————————————————  OH, MY ACHING BACK Some children make the school bag problem worse than it might be. Rather than make a policy decision along the lines of "it's Tuesday, so I need my chemistry book," or "I need to hand my maths in," they carry the lot around with them, all the time. And, amazingly, although there are health and safety regulations about the amount of weight an adult may carry, there are none governing schoolchildren ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Go Green for a safer world 160 GOT AN I.TN PROBLEM? p665 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Apr13 21:00:16       ———————————————————————————————  OH, MY ACHING BACK The National Back Pain Association believes much adult back pain can be traced to bad practice in childhood. And we know how bad the situation is: 60% of adults suffer back problems each year 30% go on to suffer chronic back pain 115.97 million certified days of sickness due to back pain (1994/5) cost to industry £5.1 billion cost to NHS £480 million. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Kids pix on TV 192 Club 140 DAY AND EVENING, LEARN gHENEVER YOU WANT - p640 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Apr13 21:10:00       ———————————————————————————————  OH, MY ACHING BACK 'f look after our children's teethN 'j make sure their shoes fit and get their eyes tested to see if they need glasses But when it comes to their backs, we seem to have a blind-spot. The weight of their school bags is one problem. The common habit of carrying the bag slung over one shoulder compounds the problem. Children should be encouraged to wear their bags on both shoulders to avoid twisting the spine. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Destinations for school journeys 663 EXPERT EDUCATIONAL ADVICE p666 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Apr13 21:14:11       ———————————————————————————————  OH, MY ACHING BACK The National Back Pain Association has a children's working party looking into the overweight school bag problem. The Assocation wants to find out just how bad the problem is and have devised a questionnaire. The National School Bag Survey asks children: the total weight of your school bag do you have to carry it all day? are you encouraged to wear your bag on both shoulders? ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Advice 666 Guide to Teletext 662 LOCAL COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS - p640 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 661 Apr13 21:05:00       ———————————————————————————————   OH, MY ACHING BACK If you are worried about the weight of your child's school bag, why not get together with some other parents and nag the school to provide lockers? Meantime, go through the bag with them and make sure they are only carrying the things they need for the day. To take part in the school bag survey send 20p and an SAE to: National Back Pain Association, 16 Elmtree Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8ST. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— George Cole's software guide 664 LOCAL COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS - p640 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus