Sydney grade school students are now being required to wear sunglasses (or ‘Sunnies’
as the Aussies call them) in school.
It’s a real smart health move in ‘light’ of the many
damages the sun can cause. It also
makes Aussie school systems seem ‘light’
years ahead of their counterparts in other parts of the world (i.e. the
This story really hit home with me in light of Chris
‘Repman’ Jr’s recent run-in with the local
Before departing for
excessive heat and sun, Chris and his co-workers were told that hats and
sunglasses violated the dress code. Can you imagine? A dress code for
The company’s antediluvian
philosophy reminded me of my long-ago high school football practices under a
sweltering sun. I still wince when I think of the Neanderthal coaches who
equated drinking water with somehow being weak and effeminate.
Hopefully, the Aussie school system will prove a
bellwether for others who see a child’s health and well-being as far more
important than someone’s ideas about dress codes.
Thanks to Greg Schmalz for the idea.