Do you prefer home learning to being at school?

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24th April 2020

IT’S been five weeks since schools closed their doors to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Since then, most children and teenagers have been carrying on their learning at home in lockdown. And now talk has turned to when school might get back to normal, but there doesn’t seem to be an immediate answer.

“I can’t give you a date,” says schools boss Gavin Williamson, the Government’s Education Secretary. “Of course, I want nothing more than to get schools back to normal, make sure that children are sat around learning and experiencing the joy of being at school.”

But he said the Government needed to be confident any changes made did not risk a second peak of infections. More than 80,000 teachers have signed a petition asking for schools to be opened only when it is safe.

“We will consider how best to reopen schools, nurseries and colleges when the time is right,” said Mr Williamson. The situation is likely to be the same for the whole of the UK. Scotland’s Education Secretary, John Swinney, said that schools there will be closed until “at least” the summer.

There has even been talk of schools opening over summer so that pupils can catch up, but Mr Williamson says there are currently no plans to do so.

Some of Britain’s leading state schools joined together on Monday to open the Oak National Academy. It’s led by 40 teachers who have put together 180 video lessons and resources each week for any teacher in the country to use.

First News is also making its school resources available for free at schools.firstnews.co.uk.

Mr Williamson said he, too, was doing as much as he could to support children learning from home; laptops have been ordered to help disadvantaged young people who sit key exams next year and don’t have a computer at home.

He had a special message directly for children: “I wanted to say to you how sorry I am that you have had your education disrupted in this way.

“I know how hard it must be and I would like to thank you for making the adjustments you have had to make. I know you will be missing your friends, your teachers and your lessons. I want you to know that you are an important part of this fight too and I cannot thank you enough for all that you are doing.”

 

Do you prefer home learning to being at school?

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airbus · 9 months ago

I like school because we have friends there, and the teachers are more experienced (no offence, parents) .

oceangirl · 9 months ago

I prefer school because I get to see my friends in person and I feel much more ‘in the zone’ than at home, probably because I am at home and I don’t do work at home, other than my homework.

oceangirl · 9 months ago

First to comment!!

sadoobhai · 9 months ago

Although online school is hard, it is new and fun

5honypony · 9 months ago

First to comment

5honypony · 9 months ago

Also, I think that’s quite a hard question! I’m not having any ‘live’ lessons apart from registration, so I don’t see my friends a lot, apart from calling them separately, which is a downside. However, at home learning, my school is quite relaxed, and I usually finish work a lot earlier than usual, so I have more time for other things

ameliau · 9 months ago

I prefer being at School to learn.

#First to Comment

super5tar · 9 months ago

Personally I prefer school, because I get to see my friends and lessons are clearer, but for some people they might prefer learning from home because they might be bullied or have a hard time at school.

asbml · 9 months ago

I love being around my friends and getting help from them(like a spelling).

asbml · 9 months ago

You can ask help from a teacher so much more easily at school than at home.

asbml · 9 months ago

Unfortunately, my school has no way of contacting anybody so I like being at school more even though at home you can plan your own timetable.

wireskid · 9 months ago

When you are at school it is easier to concentrate because you don't have your other thing like your PS4 or whatever to be tempted to play on as a distraction.

unicorn713 · 9 months ago

I perfume shcool as if you get stuck there is teachers to help you and you can see your friends.

unicorn713 · 9 months ago

I perfume school as if you get stuck there is teachers to help you and you can see your friends.

inkdrop · 9 months ago

I only prefer staying at home because I can get up 45 minutes later than I usually need to. I can still contact my friends through social media and do lessons online so I guess I’m quite lucky.

applepie8 · 9 months ago

I prefer learning at school as there are no distractions and I work better with my friends around me

oceangirl5 · 9 months ago

I miss my school every day, it is just not the same being at home and it gets really boring sometimes!

starblaze3 · 9 months ago

I find learning at school much easier because the teachers are there for you to ask for help and it is easier to interact with your friends. This is much better than doing work at home, because you don't have that many distractions. I miss school.🏫☹️

edmonds123 · 9 months ago

I like school better because you have more of an idea of what you are doing and you get to see everyone in person! I also like that you have friends at school that you can talk to (In person) .
At my school in my class on the last day we were alowed to get everyones emails and phone numbers so we can stay in cotact. So my vote go to working at school.But i still enjoy working from home because u can get a snack evrytime you are hungry!!!

wildcat90 · 9 months ago

Personally I prefer actually going to school because you get to interact with teachers and friends. I really miss seeing my friends and can't wait until we go back.

crystrobin · 9 months ago

I prefer school, we get to see friends and socialise in person. Although we still have social media and can talk to our friends online it is nothing like seeing them in person. Online learning can be fun but we are still getting used to it and it can be challenging at times. I am also more motivated to do my work at school then at home so that is why I prefer it.

larabass123 · 9 months ago

I prefer learning at school because i can speak to my friends and teachers face to face at any time.

anju-fnews · 9 months ago

I prefer school because I miss going outside, chatting with my classmates face to face and I miss my teachers so much! I wish that life could be normal again soon!

ace19 · 9 months ago

I love working a home!! It is way more relaxed and there is less chance of bullying and peer pressure! ;)

jayb12 · 9 months ago

I prefer school because often my parents wake up late and mostly i need help so when they come at 1pm i have hardly even did anything.

mdob · 9 months ago

I personally think that school is better because it is harder to make and contact friends and we don’t have proper support in our learning

catheaven · 9 months ago

I definitely prefer school. I miss my friends, my teachers and even my enimies!

redwolfx · 9 months ago

I think 🤔 home learning is a very different environment for working in I don’t really know.

duskyjewel · 9 months ago

I agree totally with alrbus

duskyjewel · 9 months ago

at school there are your friends and also its a better learning environment.
plus I miss all the dramas the we have between friends

mitmoo · 9 months ago

I prefer school because we get to play with our friends, but at home our parents don't know what we've done at school and it can get a bit confusing!

omarkurdi · 9 months ago

I feel school is much better as it is allows your parents to get on with their jobs knowing their children are in safe hands. Moreover, it allows you to have people to talk about upsetting things with teachers and friends, and just have an all rounded nice time playing with friends and doing fun lessons in school.

fnsnowman · 9 months ago

It is the worst thing that ever happened to my education... but I understand why.

killswagjr · 9 months ago

I can't communicate with my friends

hatsbatspi · 9 months ago

I definitely prefer school because I get to see my friends and I really miss them at the moment. Also, it is easier for teachers to support you at school and if you have a question often your parents won't know the answer.

cakelover1 · 9 months ago

I love school because my friends are there and i have no siblings so i get lonley

scar_xx · 9 months ago

I like home learning as I feel more comfortable and I enjoy sitting in my room by myself reading and doing work on my own.

bamboomilk · 9 months ago

At home, you spend all day on laptops and phones. It's screens all the time! My eyes sting and my RSI is getting worse! I wish I was back at school to see my friends again!

mimiphia · 9 months ago

Being at school is more interactive, you get to be with your friends and teachers.

ninjahorse · 9 months ago

I prefer home learning because my class is horribly loud and noisy, and I never get ANYTHING done, and nor does anyone else. But I do miss seeing and playing with my friends

ninjahorse · 9 months ago

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artymartin · 9 months ago

I prefer School because you can see your friends and you can have fun and play rather than just talking over video. I also prefer it because you don't feel alone at school but that's not always the case at home.

mdob · 9 months ago

A very hard question. Actually I would personally say that learning at home is more relaxed, and it helps me stay organised.

15lamberta · 9 months ago

I prefer home because I get to be
with my mum and dad and my brother.
Although l miss my friends I know that I can FaceTime with them so I don’t mind that much.

bones6 · 9 months ago

I like school beacause I can see my friends

aprilpanda · 9 months ago

Even though i do home schooling it just dosn't feel the same as when your at school and as fun as it is to school in your pj's i think people will get bored of it very soon

panda_2000 · 9 months ago

I prefer school because my friends are there

oddsockboy · 9 months ago

I'm home schooled since the end of p1 and I'm in s3 when the schools go back so I obviously like getting homeschooled and it is better

rainbow8 · 9 months ago

I prefer school as it lets you interact more with teachers and friends. Home learning is hard as you have lots of things to do, school already organised its lessons!

tgrimes · 9 months ago

I love school but I also enjoy home learning as i am able to wear what I want . Prefer school though

Dylster888 · 9 months ago

I really do prefer working at home as I can focus more without the usual distractions I would face in school.

yaz_09 · 9 months ago

I like being at school better because we have teaching assistants and everything

coolcat65 · 9 months ago

I prefer school because you can see your friends and it is much more fun learning with your friends than learning by your self

kanna-chan · 9 months ago

I agree with airbus

dynamaniac · 9 months ago

I prefer to work at home because you can get your work done in the morning and have the rest of the day off but I do miss seeing my friends.

horse17 · 9 months ago

I prefer school because I can see all my friends and I'm am not constantly being annoyed by my bigger brother

babyla · 9 months ago

This question is quite difficult to decide, being at school has pros and cons like at school you are amongst your friends however by staying at school you are at risk and it is not safe so it is probably the best idea to not go to school at the moment.
On the other hand staying at home has its own pros and cons like you can still talk to your friends via face time or whatever and you get to spend more time with your family even if your parents work a lot usually. But it still gets quite lonely for some people who don't have siblings to play with but staying at home is much safer than being at school, so right now staying at home is probably the best option for this stage.

tinkle · 9 months ago

I like school

zwh10 · 9 months ago

I prefer school because it gets boring when you have no friends to play with and if you're at home you have to get supplies ready. Also some links that teacher's send though don't work and it takes more time away from homeschooling therefore you would finish late.

sidney15 · 9 months ago

I like school more my friends are their and the teachers are good.

sidney15 · 9 months ago

I like school more because my friends are their and the teachers are good

oceangirl · 9 months ago

I got my comment in the newspaper!!

bananas08 · 8 months ago

I prefer home as I don’t need to get up at 6 everyday

jerseyboy · 8 months ago

Home learning is more relaxed.

fuzzyli · 8 months ago

I like school because yes a home you may be able to more fun stuff but at school you have friend and better working envoirment and teachers[no offence parents]

bob229 · 8 months ago

I prefer school because it’s easier to
work.

stargrl · 8 months ago

I prefer home as no one bullies me

souvanbe1 · 8 months ago

I really do enjoy both but I prefer school a bit more because I can see my friends, and now I am using these glitchy apps. I really like home as well though because I can spend more time with my family and I can plan out my day more myself.

5honypony · 8 months ago

When is the next poll coming? Sorry!

5honypony · 8 months ago

And, it’s hard. I like home school as you can organise your routine as you like, however, I miss seeing my friends and teachers as much. Also, my year is the last year we will be at this school before we go to secondary, so the school had lots of fun things planned for us. However, due to corona, we can’t do those things. As I’m one of the years they want to get back on June 1st, I think I will miss homeschooling, but I’ll enjoy being back at school

gingernut9 · 8 months ago

I miss my friends a lot, but at home school, I can focus more and learn outside the stereotypical classroom. It has had benefits but I long to just hug my BFFs.

estuart20 · 8 months ago

I prefer home school because if there is a subject you don't like you don't have to do it. No offence teachers

dingbat202 · 8 months ago

obviously home

my parents are both very good teachers and i've learned WAY more than i ever could have at school

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opsm909 · 8 months ago

I prefer school

flexymwnci · 8 months ago

I don't like learning at home because I get destracted

tobyandedd · 8 months ago

I'm currently in year 6, have about 3 tests a week and struggle with anxiety. Tests and homework make me stressed but at home I feel happy and comfortable.

h4pus9 · 8 months ago

Need more help and can get that in school

sassor · 8 months ago

I prefer home learning because I'm doing less work.

camembert · 8 months ago

I like school because all my friends are there and the teachers are more experienced and have better teaching methods.

ameliau · 7 months ago

To be honest I prefer to being at home but i also like school but defiantly find it easier to learn at home than at school. I suffer from Anxiety.

#Miss my Dad

pigeonfan · 7 months ago

I prefer home learning because there are less distractions at home.

unicornj1 · 7 months ago

N...O spells negative no I HATE staying at 🏡

sarah.m · 7 months ago

lol no offence to the boy but if you look at the picture for this poll dont you think that the mask looks too big on the boy?

hattieliz · 7 months ago

I prefer school because the lessons are more fun and at home your just doing work on the computer no one actually talking things through except my parents.

codonnell · 7 months ago

No definitely not

sarah.m · 6 months ago

come on guys does anyone think that the boy on the photo for this poll is wearing a mask that looks too big for him?! (no offence boy)

luigi55 · 3 months ago

I prefer learning at school because I will learn more