Emma Seith

Scotland’s schools mustn’t let their guard down now

With cases surging and no vaccinations for school-aged children, a cautious approach remains prudent, writes Emma Seith

Scotland’s schools mustn’t let their guard down now

It’s a quirk of the school calendar that Scottish schools break for summer at around the end of June while English schools have to slog it out until deep into July. This brings its advantages – flights and foreign holidays (remember those?), for example, tend to be cheaper before our southern neighbours strike out in search of some sun. This year, however, will be different: because of Covid, “staycations” and domestic holidays are, by and large, the order of the day.

And yet, the benefits of starting the summer break early have perhaps been, if anything, more tangible this year than any ...

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