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School year could be reformed so pupils can learn with windows open in summer

Boris Johnson is being urged to think about reforming the school year to enable children and teenagers to catch up by extending the summer term by two weeks.

The Prime Minister is believed to be already considering the proposal which will see schools open for an extra two weeks to allow all the students who have fallen behind to catch up.

If students manage to catch up the lost holiday time could be added onto the winter and autumn breaks.

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The theory is that keeping children in the class room over summer with the windows open during the warmer weather will reduce the risk of Covid.

The Department for Health has already announced that letting in fresh air can cur the risk of catching Covid by more than 70%.

Robert Halfron, who is the Conservative chairman of the education select committee told The Sunday Times that the school year needs to be reformed, there has to be some change as things cannot carry on the way they did before Covid,

Halfron suggested that currently within No 10 everything is up for discussion.

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One of those things currently being discussed by the Welsh Government is a two-week extension to the summer term to enable students to catch up.

Kirsty Williams, The Welsh education minister also confirmed changes would have to happen and confirmed one of the things being looked at is shortening the summer holidays by two weeks.

This would also give way for a longer winter and Christmas firebreak holiday.

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Trevor Sherwood
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