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Longer school days on way as George Osborne vows to scrap 3.30pm home time watch

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    Chancellor George Osborne is offering new funding for schools to add in an extra 5 hours of lessons per week, which will be announced in today's budget.

    What do you think about having longer school days? Beneficial to students?

    What would you prefer the extra time to be spent on? Lessons, homework, extra curricular activities (ie. sport or drama)?

    BBC article here
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    Wow.. School where I live ends at 1:30 :lol:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Wow.. School where I live ends at 1:30 :lol:
    Are you 4?
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    Yey detention for all
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Are you 4?
    If only :emo: Good times!
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    Our school starts earlier - 7am
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    Why?


    We were already given a tonne of homework our lazy good for nothing teachers either forgot to mark or forced us to mark as a class which was an insulting waste of my time. Teachers also waste too much time anyway, with lessons where you have to make posters or play stupid games.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    If only :emo: Good times!
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    Our school starts earlier - 7am
    Sod that for a game of soldiers!

    I remember being in primary school and being so jealous of the infants that went home at like 11:30.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Sod that for a game of soldiers!

    I remember being in primary school and being so jealous of the infants that went home at like 11:30.
    Wow! I can't remember back that far
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Wow! I can't remember back that far
    Haha, which asian country are you from?


    I can only imagine school starting at the crack of dawn in Asia.
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    Which in winter, some will be walking home in the dark. Brilliant.

    The only advantage would be childcare issues I guess for younger children. But yeah, does seem a bit too long.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Haha, which asian country are you from?


    I can only imagine school starting at the crack of dawn in Asia.
    In Asia, but not the academic side

    Qatar lol

    I'm from the UK/US by nationality - we're just expats over here
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    Where I come from school is until 12:30 .And we have extra optional lessons til 4:00
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    Wow.. School where I live ends at 1:30 :lol:
    But when does it start? :holmes: School used to end around that time for me too when I lived in KSA, but it started at like 7:30.

    Edit: Nevermind. Just scrolled down and read your second post.
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    It might work in my opinion if they increase the number of breaks between classes. > or make lunch longer since you're going to stay for longer.
    As a child my school started from 8.00 to 16.00 every day.
    But we had Wednesdays off in primary.
    We had lots of breaks
    School was fun. Teachers didn't feel pressured by 'lack of time'
    And people in the 'upper' years who had exams had more time to study and prepare.
    Also on the plus side it allows parents to come out from work, (those who end work from 3-5) Quickly cook food and relax before the 'rowdy' kids come. It makes for more valuable family time.

    I think the only way you can judge it is if you've lived through it. European countries live that habit/school life and they're doing significantly better than British kids.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    But when does it start? :holmes: School used to end around that time for me too when I lived in KSA, but it started at like 7:30.

    Edit: Nevermind. Just scrolled down and read your second post.
    You lived in Saudi?! Didn't know :awesome:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    You lived in Saudi?! Didn't know :awesome:
    I did, indeed. :yep: 1999 - 2009.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    I did, indeed. :yep: 1999 - 2009.
    Oh cool!
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    I learned better at home.

    Also even more reasons not to become a teacher...
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo :cry2:
    my school starts 8:30 and ends 3:10 but even THAT is long
    swear school should be like 09:00 - 12:00 and then 15:00 - 18:00
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    but there in school till there 18 now so whats the point in extending the days if they have already have extended years in place.
 
 
 
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