Starting school is something very special and most children simply cannot wait to begin. However, not all the changes are necessarily positive, because school also frequently means sitting still, listening and learning instead of playing, moving and romping. It is a particular challenge for children to sit still for hours on end, given their natural urge to keep moving and use up all their energy reserves. Furthermore, sitting still can harm the child's spinal health and can also be detrimental to concentration and performance capabilities.
Additionaly, the carrying of satchels and bags, can put a strain on the back. Therefore back friendly satchels and bags are important to prevent spine probelns from ealy on.
Tips for a back-friendly environment for pupils can be found on the following pages: