Why lockers are essential?
This is very common in schools that students have to carry a very heavy bag everyday. Even thought those textbooks are not needed (at the time) , the teachers normally force the students to bring them. As a student, I know how much we have to suffer. Lockers are very essential , especially in schools.
Benefits of lockers in schools:
1. Lockers provide students with a space of their own.
2. School lockers provide the ability to store items like books, laptops, sports or music equipment so that the child doesn't have to carry these stuff (heavy bags) everyday.
3. Medical studies have shown that heavy bags can cause back or shoulder pain, so in one way lockers are good for physical health too.
4. In schools which allow mobiles, laptops etc , lockers are really important so that the students can keep these stuff in it and there will be no distractions during class.
No lockers in schools?
This is common in Indian schools. The school doesn't provide lockers to the students. From what I have observed not a single school in India has lockers except a school in Kolkata. There have been many complaints coming from the parents of the students.
No lockers in schools is really a pain-in-the-ass(sorry for the language). I would like to tell you about a real incident which happened in my school with my friend. Few months before, our teachers told us to bring all subject notebooks everyday as some observers were in our school. Bringing all these notebooks everyday really puts a pressure on the student. Most of the students didn't bring these copies , including me and yes, we were punished. One of my friend, she suffered from a little back pain. After many days, continuously bringing these copies, one of her spinal disk slipped. After talking to the doctor , the doctor had clarified that the main cause of this problem is the heavy bag carried in school. After this incident, her parents complained to the teacher they even talked to the principal about this problem and the thing is, that the teachers had nothing to say about it. And still after all this, we are forced to bring heavy bags in school and no one is taking action against it. We have tried a lot but nothing is happening.
What I think.
The installation of lockers at schools is often raised as a solution to carrying heavy school bags.I think that lockers in schools(especially Indian schools) should be mandatory.
Please comment , share your views and do something about the current scenario of Indian schools....