Request Schools To Promote Mask Wearing To Improve Mask Wearing Culture And Normality

Request Schools To Promote Mask Wearing To Improve Mask Wearing Culture And Normality

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#KeepCalmAndMaskOn

Hello,

we are concerned members of Somerset Youth Parliament, a constituency within the national Youth Parliament. The Youth Parliament is a body funded by the government in order to bring young people’s voices to decision making in government both on a county level (including frequent discussions with our county council) and on the national level (sometimes straight to the cabinet!). As representatives of the local Somerset area, we are deeply concerned about the rejection of masks wearing in public spaces, especially starting where we are most exposed to this - in schools.

As a result, we have written an email to every single secondary school, sixth form, and college within Somerset to demand them to promote mask-wearing within their premises. 

As students ourselves, many of us have already returned to school. We have noticed the lack of students and teachers wearing masks in school. If masks were mandatory within schools, it would become more normal outside the classroom for pupils and teachers. This would result in reduced concern in September when returning to school where social distancing would be a lot harder to implement as a mask-wearing culture has been established.

Schools have a duty of care to the children and to the wider community. Making a mask-wearing culture is massively beneficial to all students as it normalises mask-wearing in their day-to-day life. This will help halt the spread of Coronavirus as University Academics have found if 95% of people wear masks, thousands of lives could be saved by 1st October. Below are the demands we have made to schools.

What we want from you:

·         Consider making masks compulsory and share our resources.

·         If this isn’t possible, share our resources around your school and recommend mask wearing to staff and students.

·         Share some of our resources on your social media platforms to raise awareness of mask wearing and help normalise it.

To help promote us and let us see how you are enagaging. Please use #KeepCalmAndMaskOn

 

 

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