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?