Michael Tidd

Brace yourself for the dizzying end of term

It’s natural to vacillate between yearning for the days to pass and bemoaning the fact that there’s so little time left

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If you’re reading this in Leicestershire …Well, actually, chances are, you’re not. The county has long done things its own way, with the academic year starting in August and ending early in July. So the likelihood is that you’ve already switched off from the chaos of the end of term and are sunning yourself somewhere idyllic – even if that’s just your back garden in Melton Mowbray.

Likewise, folk north of the border have long since forgotten what it’s like to be trapped in a sweltering classroom, desperately counting down the days. Their comeuppance will arrive in mid August, although they may ...

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