Following the Government’s recent decision to ban the sale of energy drinks such as Monster, Red Bull, Relentless, Rockstar and supermarket own brands to children under sixteen, we would like to remind you that all energy drinks are banned from school.
These drinks are not suitable for children because of their high levels of caffeine and are clearly labelled to this effect. However, their packaging and marketing seems to make them attractive to young people, despite the detrimental impact they are having on their health. In some cases, just one can could see a child exceeding the daily recommended amount of both caffeine and sugar. Daily consumption of these gives children an increased risk of four health symptoms: headaches, sleeping problems, irritation and tiredness/fatigue and can lead to more serious heart conditions.
Many also contain seriously high levels of sugar, which can cause the erosion of tooth enamel.
We feel that there are negative consequence of these drinks on children and their calm, engaged and respectful behaviours both inside and outside the classroom, which will ultimately have a bearing on learning.
If a student is found to have any energy drinks in their possession, they will be confiscated and thrown away.
I am sure we can count on your support with this.
Mr D Day
Head of School