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Coping in the heatwave

I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for dealing with the extreme heat. I know it’s going to be extremely hot on Monday and Tuesday, and I’m in an area with a red weather warning and level 4 heat health warning.

I cope very badly with the heat and my school is terrible at helping us with keeping cool. This week, even though it’s been comparatively mild, it’s hit 30 degrees in some of my classrooms and it’s barely tolerable. I dread to think how bad it will be over the next few days - I wouldn’t be surprised if the inside temperature exceeds 40C. The teachers have fans but keep them pointed at themselves and they don’t reach the rest of the class anyway, so they’re almost useless. Opening the windows does nothing.

Last month, I nearly collapsed when I stood in the sun for too long, and I really don’t want the same thing to happen again. I can barely drink anything at school because we’re not allowed to go to the toilet in lessons and we only get two chances to go during the day.

I’m pretty scared of falling ill, given how sensitive I am to heat and the fact that my school is doing nothing to help. What can I do?
Hi mate,

I’d say just drink as much water as you can. Also, the night before school put a bottle of water in the freezer so the next morning it will be an ice bottle.
So when you’re at school and you feel really hot just place the bottle on your forehead. This should help a bit.
Original post by Anonymous
Hi mate,

I’d say just drink as much water as you can. Also, the night before school put a bottle of water in the freezer so the next morning it will be an ice bottle.
So when you’re at school and you feel really hot just place the bottle on your forehead. This should help a bit.

Thank you, I’ll try that :smile:
Have a pack of ice cubes frozen to put into your drinks.

Get packs of ice creams. Make sure you drink plenty of water.

Use bottles of natural mineral water. Tap water is hard and has limescale so not your best bet for water.

Culligan Water is good for ordering big bottles of natural mineral water. I can PM you their number if you want to give them a call to place an order :smile:
Original post by JVM2020
Have a pack of ice cubes frozen to put into your drinks.

Get packs of ice creams. Make sure you drink plenty of water.

Use bottles of natural mineral water. Tap water is hard and has limescale so not your best bet for water.

Culligan Water is good for ordering big bottles of natural mineral water. I can PM you their number if you want to give them a call to place an order :smile:

Thank you! My parents have got some bottles of (I assume mineral) water lying around so I’ll probably freeze one of those :tongue:

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