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  Welsh kids kick up stink over loos
Updated 14 February 2002, 17.31
Toilets at a school in Brynaman, Wales
Children in Wales are demanding better school loos - because theirs are dirty, smelly and encourage bullying.

The Children's Commissioner in Wales - who looks after children's rights - conducted a survey to find out what bothers children most.
These are how the toilets use to look at a school in Brynaman, Wales

And their number one complaint was school toilets - mentioned by a massive seven out of ten kids.

Are your school loos in a state? Click here to tell us!

The problems include:

  • smelly and dirty buildings
  • toilets which overflow or get blocked
  • scratchy loo roll
  • doors which don't lock
  • places for bullies and smokers to hide

The Commissioner, Peter Clarke, says he now wants schools to spend money improving toilets.

He thinks there are lots of things that can be done, including putting signs in toilets saying when they were last cleaned (like you see in service stations and restaurants).

And he says children deserve better than they're getting at the moment.

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