Tuesday, 8 November 2016

No homework policy

"Pupils were sent home with slips that asked mums and dads to put a simple `yes` or `no` to a `no homework policy`."

"The result was that 62% of parents at the 193-pupil Highland school voted to drop it."

"Pupils and teachers were given a vote too and 79% of pupils voted in favour of the ban."

"Meanwhile, the 10 teachers at the thriving school were split 50/50."

"Jubilant parents told last night of their delight at the decision saying their children would flourish without the burden of doing school work at home."

"Dad Barry Hutchison, 38, who is a children’s author, said: `Homework stresses the kids and the parents out. Kids have so many things outside school, like clubs. They just need time to be kids`."

"Barry, whose seven-year-old daughter Mia is in Primary 3 at the school, said parents who still wanted to give their kids homework could find material on the internet for their young ones."

Good idea.

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