Mum suggests that school holidays should all become a thing of the past.
“Run schools like a regular workplace in that they operate 52 weeks of the year,” the mother posted.
“Teachers and students to get four weeks allocated holiday allowance per year and parents can use this at their discretion.
“Staff would be able to be more flexible and they would have more time in the year to teach children at a more realistic pace.”
She then asked: “Am I missing why this isn’t a genius idea?”
You can guess that not many people were keen on the idea.
– “The kids would burn out, never mind the teachers.”
– “My kids are exhausted after a 9 week half term.”
– “It’s a terrible idea because children need time away from school to pursue their own interests, to develop socially, to rest and relax. Intensive year-round schooling would cause them to completely burn out and would deny them the opportunities to experience life outside of the school room.”
– “From a work perspective, I get it. But the kids are knackered at the end of each term/half term and we’re all greatful for the break. The break from the early mornings and the running round, and the costumes and the school admin, and the homework. And I don’t resent the teachers the same break at all.”
– “It’s a ridiculous idea. So, 30 children in one class all take their holidays at different times.
– “How does the teacher ensure that 30 different children catch up on parts of the curriculum they missed when they were away? Many more children if it’s secondary.”
I agree that kids would be totally exhausted!
What do you think? Would this work?
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