Your child’s blue asthma inhaler could be the difference between life and death and
carrying it with them at all times cannot be understated. “On average 3 people die
from an asthma attack in the UK every day” (Asthma UK)
Of course, this can be challenging especially for children at school, in fact their
mobile phone would probably rank higher in importance to them.
Most, if not all schools encourage asthmatic pupils to participate fully in all activities
which include sports or games as this is an essential part of school life.
Children should know where their inhaler is and have immediate access to it at all
times which will help and support them in taking advantage of the full learning
curriculum, regardless of what activities they are taking part in.
If you were to ask your child right now where their phone was, I would guarantee you
would get an answer straight away (unless they didn’t want you reading their
messages!). Repeat the question again regarding their inhaler and see what they
Always check that your child’s inhaler is in date and in their bag before leaving for
school. They should also know where the school’s spare emergency inhaler is kept
should they need it.