Christmas school holidays are being slashed with a council playing the role of Scrooge. Children could get their shortest holiday in years after Essex County Council decided to get rid of the traditional two week break during the festive period.Booo! Hisss!
Term dates for the academic year 2017/18 have been announced by the local education authority. They reveal rather than breaking up on Friday, December 15, schools will not finish for another five days until Wednesday, December 20.
Term time will resume on January 2. It means there will only be 12 days between the end of the autumn term and the start of the Spring term.Oh noes! The poor darlings! Whatever will they do?
… But the cut will be a blow to teachers, who ignoring bank holidays and weekends will only get a five day break, and could cause childcare issues for parents, especially if different schools opt for different periods off.Schools aren’t a holiday camp or a childminding service. Suck it up.