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Call for more help for Edinburgh’s low-income parents over school clothing this winter

Parents have been advised to ensure children wear extra layers since windows will be open for ventilation
Parents have been advised to ensure children wear extra layers since windows will be open for ventilation

In a letter to parents last week, the city’s chief education officer Andy Gray said: “Classrooms will require to maintain adequate ventilation and, while school heating systems will be fully utilised, it would be wise to consider extra layers of clothing.”

John Dickie, director of Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, said the policy was understandable but highlighted the need for extra support.

“It reinforces the case for additional financial support to be made available to struggling low-income families. They are the ones who have been hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic.

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