Water is a fundamental fact in the spa industry - but not so in the education system
A recent survey by the University of Leeds reveals that children`s health and education may be suffering due to dehydration.
It would appear that the education system has yet to embrace the health-enhancing properties of water, as the study shows that more than four out of 10 pupils are not drinking enough water during the school day.
The survey of 192 schools in Yorkshire, UK, found that 42 percent of pupils have little or no access to drinking water. Of those that do, apparently 44 percent are obtaining it from toilet areas.
Experts suggest that children should be drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. It seems that children not doing so, are suffering from headaches, tiredness, poor concentration and irritability.
As a positive move forward, Yorkshire water is to donate water coolers to schools in an effort to tackle the problems of dehydration in children in its area.