Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:56
Exactly, JB - where are the parents? Glad to have the kids off their hands or just down the pub?
Attempts have been made to rationalise school holidays and maybe have four terms with shorter holidays in between. One of the things that stops this is the issue of family holidays, since obviously the whole nation can't go on holiday in the same four weeks of the year. Obviouslt, too, if a child misses two weeks of school for a holiday, he loses a lot of education and many children find it impossible to catch up, so it isn't encouraged.
TT, it is interesting that some people have to have noise all the time. Perhaps it is to drive out thought.