8 Feb 2018

Heavy backpacks

From The Panel, 4:50 pm on 8 February 2018

The Australian Physiotherapy Association's Paediatric Group Chair, Julianne Pegler, says that young people are carrying 11kg - and heavier - backpacks to school, and risking their spinal health.

We speak to Wellington parent, Leigh Anne Wiig about her child's backpack and Royal Oak Primary School principal Linley Myers about the issue. 

A photo taken from behind of three girls with brightly coloured clothes and backpacks walking down a street.

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