National School Backpack Awareness Day is celebrated every year on September 21 and is dedicated to the right choice and wearing of a backpack. Doctors note one of the main causes of poor posture and problems with the spine is improper backpack use. On this day, teachers, parents, and children tell each other about how to choose and wear a school bag correctly. Manufacturers also take part in the events.
In 1938, the first tourist backpack appeared, used in hiking and fishing. It was quite massive, and after 30 years, a new model appeared from lightweight nylon. The scope of backpacks has expanded, and they were used by students and schoolchildren. In 1968, the largest backpack company, JanSport, appeared. In 2001, National School Backpack Awareness Day was celebrated by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Never wear a bag on one shoulder; this leads to curvature of the spine.
- Adjust the height so that the bag is a few centimeters above the hipline. This will take the load off your back.
- Choose a model with waist and chest straps, and do not forget to use them.
How to take part
Visit a themed event and listen to experts who will tell you how to carry a school bag correctly, and what is the maximum weight an accessory can carry. Talk about this on social networks. Make an infographic on how to choose and wear a backpack.
When is National School Backpack Awareness Day celebrated in 2023?
National School Backpack Awareness Day is observed on the third Wednesday of September each year.