A recent debate has taken place to start school at 10am to help student productivity.
Do you think this is a good idea?
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I actually beg, I just had double biology and I actually like wanted to fall asleep. I know it's important to know how to work early, especially because I want to be a doctor so I'm going to have to do weird shifts, but it's just really annoying. Maybe 10's a bit too late because then it'll finish at like 5 but I think 9/9:30 is reasonable.
yes, because i hate getting up really early, i am not a morning person, so therefore i would get longer to sleep in
No, I'd rather it started earlier at around 7am. It would motivate me to get up earlier and not sleep in.
Now that I'm at uni, on days when class starts later and I don't have any courswork, I can sleep in until 8:30/9am which I don't like.
Also, if school started at 7, it would finish around 1pm, and we could go home for lunch.
I think 10am would be too late.
Having been through school and currently being at university I can tell you that once you start getting out of the habit of getting up early, it's very tricky to get back into it. It may seem like a good idea to start later but I think it's better to normalise early starts so that when you inevitably have to be up early for university/jobs then you're ready.
I used to think the same back in school but looking at it from the outside it seems much better to start early and finish early, leaving the rest of the day a bit more free. With regards to productivity, I've always found that it significantly dips as you get into the afternoon/evening so making the school day later wouldn't even necessarily help that!
Yeah, I always felt 7.30 was too early to get up, whereas 9 would have be fine - I always woke up naturally at around that time anyway.