What’s the perfect teacher summer holiday?

What’s the ideal way to spend the summer holidays? Henry Hepburn talks to five teachers about their plans for the break

How do Scottish teachers like to spend the summer holidays?

Finally, we’ve crossed the finishing line – a marathon that began last August is now, more than 10 months later, over for all involved. The familiar cycle of the school year means that things ratchet up towards the end, with reports to write, exams to prepare for, and all those other end-of-year demands. Now, in theory at least, comes the bliss of a long, sun-dappled summer.

The idea of rest and recreation is, however, not quite as simple as it might seem. As a researcher points out, what is restful for one person is often tedious or stressful for another: some people like to commandeer a ...

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