To celebrate the Kyoto protocol, Belgian schools were asked to “thick sweaters” day, reports Live from Brussels.
The idea was to turn off the heating in the school buildings for the day, to save energy, and to have everybody wear extra clothing instead, including thick sweaters.
So far, so good. My wife follows the lesson plan, explains it all to the kids and turns off the heating in her building. But then, for some classes, her pupils need to go to the other, larger school. There, they also have ‘thick sweater day’. But they didn’t manage to turn of the thermostat.
Result: super hot classrooms. Talk about global warming… And to make things even worse, because everybody was wearing extra clothes and things were geting really unbearable, apparently some teachers even opened the windows of their classrooms, with the heating still on full-blast…
Brussels is quite cold this time of year, apparently.