Are the summer holidays too long?
August 17, 2016
More than half of parents in our recent survey told us that they wish the school holidays were shorter in order to keep children’s learning at a constant standard throughout the year! Do you agree?
In fact, nearly three quarters of the 2,000 parents we spoke to feel that their children’s academics have dropped by the time they go back to school in September.
Charlotte Gater, Curriculum Manager at Explore Learning say: “The summer is a time for fun and relaxation but this research has shown that many children’s academic abilities drop over the break, therefore undermining all the hard work they, and their teachers, have done over the year. While it can seem a little daunting at first, it’s very important for parents to actively encourage their children to keep learning to avoid the negative impact it can have on their return to school in September.
When it came to returning to school in September, there is a 50:50 split as to how positive children feel, with half of parents saying their children dread going back while half say they don’t mind. In fact, 16% say they can’t wait to get back to school!
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