Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The management at Haugeåsen Youth School in Fredrikstad chose this afternoon to close parts of the school due to the heat and poor air quality, writes Fredriksstad Blad. The parents received the message twelve o’clock on Wednesday. Rector at school, Monica Häckert confirms to Fredriksstad Blad that management had to close parts of the school.
The school was closed mid-examination for the tenth class of the school.
“We have a bad ventilation system that we have been waiting for replacement. Today, it did not go anymore. In one of the rooms there were 30 celcius degrees, and in others it was even warmer. The Ombudsman thought it was irresponsible for teachers to teach, says Häckert to VG.
The heat continues
The heatwave, which has ravaged in most parts of the country does not seem to end, but it will be a little milder over the weekend. Häckert says that it has been difficult this whole warming period, but that today was too much.
– The next two days there should be alternative teaching arrangements. Until the week it is reported around 20 degrees. That’s what we’re going to tolerate, but it’s getting up today, she says.
Heat record in Bergen
It was announced in advance that Wednesday would be a very hot day all over southern Norway, and the meteorologists stressed whether it would be Oslo or Bergen that broke the 30-degree target first.
– New heat record for May is set in Bergen, currently 30.5 degrees. The warmest ever in Bergen is 31.8 degrees in July 2003, the Meteorological Institute writes.
My comment on this is:
We feel that the cold limits us in winter, we are experiencing the same thing in the summer as well. We are not prepared for either winter or summer in this country. Schools in this country are usually old and need a lot of maintenance that the authorities do not provide in state-owned public procurement chains year after year. We are the world’s richest country, but can not afford to upgrade schools, public buildings and other buildings owned by the state. This is also not a political majority to do anything about.
We are writing 2018 at the moment and we must only accept that our government does not do anything about this during the parliamentary term.