Following extreme temperatures of 40 degrees across the state, the Queensland Teachers' Union is calling for the blanket installation of air conditioning across all classrooms.
With the statewide average reaching in excess of 40C for two days running this week alone, Teachers’ Union spokesperson Sam Pidgeon has called for better conditions for students and teachers, Nine News reports.
"They're suffering. It's hot out there, and it's hot in classrooms," she said.
"It's not conducive to people's learning and it's not good for people's health."
A Nine News study of over 40 schools in south east Queensland found the average temperature already pushing 30C before 9am.
Pens, rulers and laptops were not put away after 2pm either, when schools continued operating despite the mercury hitting highs of 40C, and 32.95C on average.