Delhi schools for young kids closed 5 days due to cold wave.
Bundle Up, Delhi! Schools Shut for 5 Days as Winter Chill Bites
The biting winter winds in Delhi have prompted the city government to announce a five-day break for schools from nursery to class 5. Education Minister Atishi Sisodia made the announcement on Sunday, citing concerns about the health and well-being of young children in the harsh weather conditions.
Schools to Remain Closed Until January 12th
“The decision to close schools has been taken keeping in mind the health of our children,” Sisodia said in a statement. “The temperature has dipped significantly in recent days, and we want to ensure that our young learners are not exposed to the cold weather for long periods.”
The closure will be in effect from Monday, January 8th, to Friday, January 12th. Schools will reopen on Saturday, January 13th.
Winter Break Welcomed by Parents and Teachers
The decision to close schools has been welcomed by parents and teachers alike. Many parents expressed relief that their children would not have to brave the cold weather to go to school.
“I am very happy with the government’s decision,” said one parent. “The weather is very cold, and I was worried about sending my child to school. Now, she can stay home and stay warm.”
Teachers also welcomed the break, saying that it would give them time to catch up on lesson plans and prepare for the upcoming semester.
Tips for Staying Safe and Warm During the Winter Break
With the schools closed, it is important for parents to take steps to keep their children safe and warm during the winter break. Here are a few tips:
- Make sure your children dress warmly in layers.
- Limit their time outdoors in the cold weather.
- Keep them hydrated by giving them plenty of fluids to drink.
- Ensure their home is adequately heated.
- Monitor their health for signs of illness, such as fever, cough, and runny nose.