Take the Classroom Outside

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

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Students should be allowed to be outside for at least an hour during the school day.   If students were allowed outside for just 15 minutes each period that would be an hour altogether. There are several reasons why being outside is beneficial.

The first reason is because the sun provides the best source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps maintain a healthy immune system. Alack of Vitamin D can result in an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, bone pain, and muscle weakness.

Another reason why students should not be inside for the whole school day is because florescent lighting diminishes eyesight overtime. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), this term relates to poor eyesight caused by prolonged periods of staring at a screen. Do you use a computer (or any other screen) for long periods during the school day?

This could raise the chance of having bad eyesight.

The school has several places that students could work outside. For example, the library courtyard, the courtyard near the art classrooms, and there are many seating areas right outside the school.

I believe that if students were able to go outside more they would be more happy and healthy.

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