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Would you like to go back to school for summer holiday activities?


10th May 2019

SCHOOLS could be open over the summer.

The idea is that they would be used for activities to boost children’s fitness and stop the boredom that leads to some kids getting involved in crime.

Under the plan, schools in England would host sporting, creative and other activities in gyms, halls and on sports fields, but not in classrooms. It’s thought this could help tackle childhood obesity, give under-18s somewhere to go and help families needing childcare in July and August.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s advisers have been talking about the idea with education and sports experts, including UKactive, who are backing the plans.

One of the experts, Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, said that school premises could play a vital role if they became “community hubs” over the summer.

“We are ignoring invaluable community assets sitting right on our doorsteps – school facilities – which should be unlocked during the holidays to give every child the opportunity for a healthy, happy summer,” she said.

“Millions of children are being let down and left behind over the summer holidays, forced to choose between days spent in front of a screen or on street corners,” she added.

Sport England found that schools have nearly 40% of the country’s sports facilities, but much of this remains unused during the six-week summer holiday when schools are closed.

A pilot in 24 schools last summer showed that the scheme can work and would be popular, backers say.

Would you like to go back to school for summer holiday activities?


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pjosbigfan · 5 months ago

It is a DEBACLE that you would ever want to go to school during summer vacation. I think it is PERPOSTERUS! and HORRENDOUS! (And I am very VERBOSE.) that it might happen.

emeve · 5 months ago

No, but they should do it (for free) and it should be optional

mermaid14 · 5 months ago

Although I normally go on holiday over the Summer, I know lots of people who don’t, children shouldn’t be getting involved in crime and should not be bored all Summer. This is great idea!

edmonds123 · 5 months ago

first to comment really this was on the 10.5.19

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swace · 5 months ago

I don't think I really would because the Summer holidays is all about doing activities and spending time with your family, I think this would shorten family time people have and love now.

spacegirlg · 5 months ago

I commonly have a holiday during that time anyway, or a more exciting (to me) holiday club to go to. I would recommend opening them for other children, though. Although most schools already have holiday clubs set up.

lotussk8er · 5 months ago

I think that this is important for people who have a hard time at home. Schools being open during the holiday is a really good idea.

zebra10 · 5 months ago

No way

larabass123 · 5 months ago

Schools should open their doors to tackle obesity and boredom at home during the long holidays.

xx_tan_xx · 5 months ago

Yes i would go back to school for summer time holiday activities because i love sport and if you do something that you enjoy you would relate that place to fun stuff which would help people who don't like school.

hegde007 · 5 months ago

I think I would like to go to summer school as you would have many activities, whereas at home, many people would just be sitting at home in front of a screen so I think I would go because it will keep me fit and happy over the summer!

pandacool · 5 months ago

I think it is a great idea. If schools were open to children and families, it would be fun and educational

jaelp · 5 months ago

I would like to go back to school on the summer holidays because then I will be able to take part in so many fun activities!

zsanaz3 · 5 months ago

Yes because if kids are bored and have nothing to do they have the choice of going to summer school.
It is also good because the school resources are going to waste during the hols you can use them in summer school.

zaragamer · 5 months ago

No because some people believe that once school is over it should stay over until September, we deserve to have a rest after a hard year at school.

marvel_jp9 · 5 months ago

To me it really depends on what sort of activities I would be doing. If it was art or something than YES PLEASE but if it was something not really that interesting like PE ( no offence PE lovers ) than no, not really.

lollipop33 · 5 months ago

Children need their time home. 6 weeks is almost as much as the other holidays and half-terms (all of them: October, February and May) and that limited time is not enough for some children.

rubikspark · 5 months ago

yes i agree

safaripig · 5 months ago

I don't know, some are really fun but some are torture

dog_lover2 · 5 months ago

I don't think I would because school holidays are for RELAXING people. NOT for going back to school. It is a time to spend at HOME after a long school year.

fernanda10 · 5 months ago

mermaid14 I totally agree with you!

islawight · 4 months ago

You need a break from school!

dechamp · 4 months ago


lol123 · 3 months ago

I personally wouldn’t go but I think schools should be open in summer as it will help children to socialise more. And for some people who don’t have anything to do in the summer it would be great fun! ??

samwise · 3 months ago

Bad memories and teachers lie there no way.??☹️?.

lfcrules · 3 months ago

Yes but no educational type of things

peebi0412 · 3 months ago

I try so hard to get away from school, why on earth would I want to go back in MY TIME OFF!!!

unicornca · 3 months ago


unicornca · 3 months ago

As long as they don't do normal lessons and more fun stuff I MIGHT be OK with it... maybe...

flute123 · 2 months ago

Yes if it was free and you could choose how many day you would go.