The Economic Times
English EditionEnglish Editionहिन्दी
| E-Paper
Search
+

    Wheel out a new schoolbag solution

    Synopsis

    The only problem in India would be how to fit them into the cramped school transportation, as satchels are usually piled haphazardly.

    ET Bureau
    Spanish researchers have recently reaffirmed what two Indian high court judges observed two years ago: that school backpacks are becoming so heavy that using trolleys may be a better idea. The Bombay High Court had directed authorities to find a solution to this back-aching problem faced by schoolchildren, especially in India. The alarming long-term implications for the spine and posture of growing young bodies has been well established and earned against much before the honourable judges weighed in. But separate sets of books for class and home, or lockers for everyone, are not very viable solutions for all schools — a reason why overloaded satchels remain prevalent. So, the trolley — or its air travel cousin, the ‘strolly’ — may be the most sensible alternative.

    Of course the cachet of rolling a mini suitcase is not quite the same as a cool school backpack, but it could work out the most cost-effective. The only problem in India would be how to fit them into the cramped school transportation, as satchels are usually piled haphazardly or simply slung together on carrier poles. However, if there is a judicial order to implement school trolleys or strollies, options that should have been considered seriously long ago such as reducing the burden of subjects or the size of the syllabi for junior classes, may finally find favour with the education authorities.
    Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.

    1 Comment on this Story

    Devidas Telakat1450 days ago
    The student must be provided a set of books for use in school by the school and another set for use at home.The home kit will be bought by the parents. The child can be totally spared the burden of the bag.
    The Economic Times