Promoting a healthy schools environment

The benefits of drinking water are well known, so it is shocking to learn that a study at Sheffield University found that six out of ten youngsters in the UK are at risk of daily dehydration, simply because they don't drink enough.

This study recommends that students drink between three and four glasses a day. In addition to maintaining physical health, it is proven that this aids students' concentration levels and thereby serves to enhance their academic performance.

Clearly it is beneficial to promote the regular drinking of water throughout the day, but we understand the complications of students asking to leave their desks during class times in order to get a drink.

The FISH Campaign for Motivational Hydration supplies class packs that include drinking water bottles to allow every student to have a constant source of hydration throughout the day. To ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, we suggest that students visit the Hydration Station during break and lunchtime to ensure that they have the refreshment source they need for their following classes.