MPs have been debating whether secondary schools should start at 10AM instead of 9AM or earlier.
More than 179,000 people signed an online petition about the later school start, saying teenagers work better later in the day. If a petition gets more than 100,000 signatures it has to be debated by UK Parliament.
The petition was started by pupil Hannah Kidner who argues: “Teenagers are so tired due to having to wake up very early to get to school. The Government should require secondary schools to start later, which will lead to increased productivity at school.”
The Department of Education has responded to the petition, explaining that the time you have to start your day is decided by your school.
While some are all for a change in start times, others have expressed concerns that it would disrupt children’s learning and routine.
Some schools in Paris are already trialling a similar scheme for later school hours, with the French government pushing start times from 8AM to 9AM. The question is, do you think you’d work better if you started school later in the morning?