Summer Holidays – A Time to Play or A Time to Study?

According to the BBC, a recent survey suggests that schools may be out but many parents are unwilling to let their children have a holiday from studying at all. More than a quarter plan to hire tutors to prevent the so called “Summer Slide” in the academic ability (this poll was of 1000 primary school parents)

Research has long shown pupil’s grades slip back over the summer break, especially if they do not engage in educational activities.

Parents, what’s your take on this? Are the summer holidays a “TIME TO PLAY” or a “TIME TO CATCH UP ON STUDIES” or can we have a middle ground that involves a healthy mixture of both?

We’d love to hear from you.

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