It's over

1st September 2000 at 01:00
(Photograph) - James Aitchison of Blackpool puts away the deckchairs in a last rite of summer as families desert the holiday resorts before the start of the new school year. But the traditional sixweek vacation will make a comeback next year, after the independent commission on the school year decided to reprieve the long break. News, 8, and Leader, 12. Photograph by CHRIS THOMOND

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