Nursery Teach Sacked For Leaving Kids In 40c Midday Heat

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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A nursery school teacher has been sacked after this video showed two young pupils who were ordered to nap outside in the midday sun as temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius.

The boy and girl, whose names and ages have not been released, allegedly refused to nap with their classmates after lunch and were sent to the courtyard outside as punishment.

A resident living next to the Windmill Kindergarten in the town of Bangshan, which is in coastal Longhai City in East China’s Fujian Province, spotted the pair in the midday sun at 12:52pm local time on 19th June.

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In the video, the boy can be seen sleeping on the floor under blanket, while the girl stands next to him holding hers, apparently defying the teacher.

According to reports, temperatures on the day reached searing temperatures of 40 degrees centigrade – enough to pose a sunstroke risk.

The Longhai City Education Bureau said it had suspended the privately run nursery school over the incident, and all its existing pupils had been distributed to schools nearby following discussions with their parents.

The school has been ordered to make improvements, and may still face further punishment in the form of fines or formal warnings.

Windmill Kindergarten it had dismissed the teacher, surnamed Guo, immediately after the incident came to light.

The school claims the children were kept outside for no more than two minutes.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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