Sunday, 25 March 2007

I received some wonderfully persuasive letters from Year 6 at Grimes Dyke Primary School. sadly their request was something I can't agree to because they wanted me to allow Year 6 and their teachers to take long weekends, which they argued would help them learn!

I explained to them that the Government requires all children between 5 and 16 years of age to attend school for 190 days every year. I suggested that since they actually only spend 15% of their time at school it isn't that much of a problem and that there are some ways they could unwind, relax and enhance their learning:
  • 'wake and shake' sessions;
  • 'healthy' breaks and lunchtimes;
  • breakfast clubs; and
  • circle time.

Any other ideas?


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