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Do u think it's fair as boris is thinking of during the six weeks to cut it to 3 weeks only and summer school in between and 3 hours extra of school time etc personally I think it's awful

thegiftfairy08
11 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh11 days ago

We are on Lock down. Damned if he does. Damned if he doesn’t!

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thegiftfairy08
thegiftfairy08
Original Poster
11 days ago

lynneh what u mean

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lynneh
lynneh10 days ago

thegiftfairy08 you’re asking if it’s fair. But am just saying at this time decisions and rules and laws enforced won’t make everyone happy either way..

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Ann1984
Ann198411 days ago

6 weeks is too long for them anyway most kids don’t even have holiday but parents end up having summer garden parties these poor kids would prefer school

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold11 days ago

I dont think it's an awful idea personally. At least shortening the Summer holidays seems a plausible idea to me. Kids have missed a huge chunk of their education during the pandemic. It's going to take alot of work for teachers & pupils to catch up to where they should have been at this stage. Some may never.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9011 days ago

Kids frequently complain about being bored during the summer holidays as they are so long. I personally think 6 weeks is too long and that 3 or 4 weeks would be more reasonable.

And whilst kids have still been educated during the lockdown, sitting in front of a screen for a few hours a day will never be as good as learning face to face in a proper educational setting. So yes, they could do with a bit of catching up.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx10 days ago

I think kids have been working hard in the lockdown they have not been able to see there friends do anything so no I think the holidays should stay the same its not the kids fault what's happened and I feel like they have been punished enough

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ptenn00
ptenn0010 days ago

they do need to play catchup at some point, and there are some kids who are even looking forward to getting back to school

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

What about the kids who have done the work

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Janleigh
Janleigh10 days ago

I personally ain’t keen on the idea. I can see why they might want to but I’d rather my son have the 6 weeks off personally

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seasider71
seasider7110 days ago

I don't think it's a bad idea personally. It would be interesting to hear what teachers and the teaching unions thoughts on it are.

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THR
THR10 days ago

Not sure who’ll be teaching or supporting them as every teacher and TA’s contract would need legally changing first!

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DebbieThom49851
DebbieThom4985110 days ago

I think it's unfair on the children and parents who have been actually home schooling there children properly every day for the last god knows how many weeks. Are them childen like mine going to miss out on there summer holiday aswell after putting there heads down every day and doing the work what was set I have 3 young kids age 9 6 and almost 5 I've home made sure my kids do all the work every day and this summer was hoping them and me can have. A break. But seems like it's still going to be more enduring on them.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

Same I've been doing the work with my youngest 2 who are 4 and 6 my eldest is 17 I just run upstairs with her printing

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

DebbieThom49851 and Imnotcheap So your kids don't like school I'm assuming? I can't understand why school should be seen as a punishment? I think the more learning we can get the better ... and not 'just for a job' .... but for our own interest etc. I really struggled at school at times - I had to work hard and I did get bullied at one school so I'm not looking through rose tinted specs ... just being practical.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

Another way of thinking about it is how would you feel if you had works holidays cut BORDERJOE

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx9 days ago

BORDERJOE school is not a punishment the way kids have been treated is one min there in then there not next working from home the next longer days and holidays cut its all wrong

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

Imnotcheap and Leannexxx I'm thinking maybe I've misunderstood, but either way ... it's just down to our own opinions and experiences, I guess. That's what's hard about not being able to chat face to face .... you can't just ask someone to explain what they mean or explain where you are coming from.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

I think less time in summer holidays and bit longer at Christmas BORDERJOE

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE8 days ago

Imnotcheap That sounds like a good plan ... the main thing is that whatever is decided is discussed properly so all sides are considered.... well we can dream!😂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap10 days ago

I think its wrong my kids have been doing a full school day every day. Unfortunately too many parents keep saying don't worry about homeschooling they will catch up.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE10 days ago

There has been talk of re-jigging the terms for decades now .... it's a great idea to look at schooling and make a decent job of whatever is decided..... why do folk see school as a punishment? Education is something we are very, very lucky to have for free! What we DO need is smaller classes and more trained and fairly paid support staff.

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DiljitHardy
DiljitHardy10 days ago

What about the teachers? I have been teaching live lessons just like when I was at school - but it is more work when teaching on TEAMS so we are already doing longer hours.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

I've been surprised a few times to get email replays almost instantly off my sons teacher late on. The teachers at their school have been very helpful

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

DiljitHardy

So many people DON'T seem to consider the staff at all. I don't envy you one bit!

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Stevo1283
Stevo128310 days ago

Many kids wont like it, some kids will like it ( the kids that wanna learn ). Personally i wouldnt mind but then again it doesnt have an affect on me, i dont have kids, i dont go to any educational establishment. But other people do have their own thought and i will respect whatever they are.

Sorry if this offends anyone

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

I think it's a help if people around the kids are positive about school ... if adults suggest that school is a punishment .... and so learning is too ....then of course they're going to be anti school.

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Getsome
Getsome9 days ago

I think it’s probably the best idea on how to play catch up. I don’t know how else it could be down to catch up on about a years worth of missed school.

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa9 days ago

Don't think it will happen. Teachers deserve a break ,as they all are at school now. And I don't think it would be fair for kids,they are learning hard at home at the moment.My family living abroad and I with kids going to see them 2 times per year,summer holidays staying for 4-5 weeks,and Christmas 2 weeks.Why would my kids loose 3 weeks of family time ,of summer happiness ?!

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Golfforall
Golfforall9 days ago

Its a few weeks for a few hours and what people forget is its about evening up the life chances for our kids via education . During the lockdown the better off have been able to provide tutorage for their kids whilst I dare say others have barely lifted a book over the last year .

School is not just an educational establishment it is where kids learn their social skills and interactions . You obviously can't ram that all into young people in a few hours or even days but every little will help to enable kids from all backgrounds to have a fighting chance to get on in life . Surely every parent wants better life chances for their kids ?

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE8 days ago

Golfforall ... yes, yes, yes and YES ..... That's what I believe too .... well said!

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx8 days ago

Golfforall we all what are kids to do well but at the same time there lifes have been turned upside down and I don't think its fair to take more from them

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Golfforall
Golfforall8 days ago

Leannexxx Many have missed the best part of a years social interaction and learning . No amount of home schooling (no matter how well done ) can possibly make up for that .

We're not suggesting putting them in prison for 2 or 3 weeks , just a bit of additional school with their mates which the majority of kids would look forward to .

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock6 days ago

I think it would be a good idea for pupils who are going on to A levels. There is a big jump from GCSE to A levels and a bit of groundwork wouldn’t go amiss.

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