On Marcel’s last day of school before the summer holidays last Friday, he claims only 50-60 kids turned up (out of two thousand pupils or so).
However, all the teachers were there.
Now, I might be getting old and grumpy, but the teachers are paid by our taxes, so this seems to be a waste of money.
They should either make it an in-service day, so that the teachers can use the day on something useful, enforce attendance, or start the holidays one day early.
At the moment we pay for the teachers to do nothing, and the few kids whose parents won’t let them be off are suffering while the rest are out having a great time.