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A week in primary: 18 May 2018

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The long summer holiday should be scrapped, a child-poverty expert has said. Lindsay Graham told MSPs that the extended break allowed poor children to become disengaged from “social support and the will to learn”. The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee, which is conducting an inquiry into child poverty and its impact on attainment, has previously heard evidence from members of the primary sector saying that some pupils have never seen the sea or visited a farm.

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