Chris Parr

Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’

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Debates about the last day of term had a new angle this year: whether schools should be open at all. But in more normal times, is a ‘fun’ day in class really as damaging as some believe? Chris Parr investigates

Why the last day of term should be a ‘fun day’

Every three months, the same debate about the last day of term bubbles up on social media: should pupils work to the last bell or is a “fun” lesson actually what pupils and teachers deserve? This term, however, the debate switched to a new topic: whether schools should be open at all.

Interestingly, though, some of the strands of argument have remained. For example: how much value is there in a single day of education? That question has become all the more pertinent because of the time many pupils have already spent not learning owing to Covid-19.

So, whether it’s more normal times or ...

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