Letters Extra : Did pupils bunk off school to celebrate World Cup?

19th December 2003 at 00:00

Inbsp;was surprised to find no mention in the TES of the large numbers of school students who were present at the celebration of England's World Cup victory in central London on December 8. Some were there as school groups, others were not.

Either way I did not notice headteachers popping up to condemn them for bunking off school, or, alternatively to praise the educational validity of the organised visits. Something of a contrast to the reaction to students who attended anti-war protests earlier in the year I would suggest.
Keith Flett

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now