The Daily Mail highlights pupils at four primary schools who have become the first in Britain to be given the choice of starting lessons at different times of the day to fit in with parents’ busy schedules.
The pupils in Plymouth, Devon have two options. They can now start lessons at 7.45am or 11am rather than the traditional 8.45am, depending on which their parents prefer.
An obvious advantage is to reduce congestion on the roads – pretty bad where I am during school time. It has also been shown in some studies that older children do not learn as well first thing in the morning, so a well worthwhile experiment!
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