Per the article of June 8, “Schools told to cut heating and cooling,” school children in Cyprus will no longer have heating or cooling in the classroom.
It has been proven that high or low classroom temperatures adversely impact the productivity and attention span of school children. A paper from Cambridge University entitled The Built Environment of the Primary School is available online; pages 14 and 15 address classroom temperatures.
Cypriots value academic achievement highly, ranking #1 in Europe and #3 in the world for university degrees per capita. Yes, Cyprus needs to reduce its use of electricity. But why must this come at the expense of the country’s greatest resource, its children?
Yvonne Miranthis, Lythrodontas