Children are very active and are often running around playing sports at school during recess and lunch – which makes for very thirsty work. As a nation, we are becoming more and more overweight as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise. In fact, advertisements promoting fast food and sugary drinks are most prominent on television during after school programs (4pm onwards).
However, if we educated our children about the reasons why they should be drinking water, our children will have a much brighter future. If schools invested in a water cooler for the classrooms, students and teachers can benefit greatly by drinking clean water that is kept cool all the time.
Teachers don’t like students missing out on class, particularly to go refill their water bottles. In fact, some students would rather forego having a drink than get up and go get a drink of water.
By having a water cooler in the classroom, students don’t need to leave the classroom and can fill their bottles right there. Another reason is during the hot, summer months the water fountains in the school yards are often exposed to the scorching heat, which heats up the metal, causing the water to become warm and undrinkable.
Can be Used as a Learning Tool
We all remember learning about how rain comes about and growing a potato in a plastic cup using seeds and cotton balls in water. By teaching children about water using the real thing instead of reading it to them from a book that has pictures in it, they will have a greater appreciation for it and are more likely to engage with it.
Can Help Prevent Sickness
Water has been proven to help prevent humans from getting sick and fight off diseases. In fact, doctors encourage us to drink more when we are sick so that our body can extract the bacteria that infects it when we are not well. Children are most vulnerable to sickness, which is why we need to encourage them to drink more water so they don’t miss out on a school day.
Promotes Health and Wellbeing
As educators, teachers should be promoting and encouraging students to have a water bottle with them at all times in the class room. Teaching children about the health benefits of water not only encourages them to drink, we are teaching good and positive habits that will serve well when they reach high school and adulthood.
At Refresh Pure Water, we are passionate about pure water. We believe that each and every student should be able to learn in an environment that promotes them to lead a healthy lifestyle as they learn. As children continue to learn and develop, their brains need constant fuelling from water that will help keep their minds focused and learn to the best of their ability.
If you would like to know more about our water coolers, contact us today and we’ll help you with all the necessary information you need.