Full Time School

Our children must stay in school full-time and as normal as possible. Parents and teachers that are fearful need to be educated by the Scottish Government about how schools are safe, and how the virus actually affects children. Being out of school has a massive negative impact on children’s mental health, well-being and overall education. If everything else needs to close, schools need to stay open!!

Why the contribution is important

It is important that schools stay open because being in school full-time is imperative to the well-being, mental health and overall education of all students in Scotland. Blended learning of any form will have a negative impact on our children.

by LesaThomp9 on October 05, 2020 at 07:53PM

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  • Posted by alisona October 05, 2020 at 21:22

    Agree up to the point where as a last resort, and everything else is already locked down, that the government may need to close schools for children's health, teacher's health and all our health. However it should be the last thing to go.
  • Posted by Morrisc0502 October 07, 2020 at 09:38

    Schools should always be open, unless it’s unsafe for the children. Teachers need to suck it up and crack on. They need to be given the correct PPE, and be expected to complete their duties during this crisis just like healthcare professionals are. We’re talking about the education of our children and this countries future. They must never close again unless it’s a last resort. Child education is an international and domestic legal right
  • Posted by Pipkins October 10, 2020 at 14:47

    I thought John Swinney got it right on schools initially with his blended learning plan. Caving in to the demands from one pressure group and opportunistic opposition politicians is now proving to be a grave mistake, given the record levels of the virus in Scotland and the growing evidence that children do indeed spread Covid. Keeping students out of school was very difficult for parents and children alike but we in the middle of a deadly pandemic which has killed thousands and left even many young people with long-term health problems. Blended/part time learning is an ideal compromise on education and health and should be returned to as soon as possible. There is no protection for teachers in schools, not even the basic safety precaution of mandating mask use. And with the number of cases now in schools, it is quite likely that children will be spreading Covid to vulnerable relatives.
  • Posted by EffectiveIdeas October 11, 2020 at 21:03

    Blended learning would leave kids in informal childcare settings, mixing more than they do at school. Surely that's not safer! Not to mention the educational issues, especially for the youngest. Anyone who is scared, vulnerable or lives with vulnerable people should be given options not to be at school, but schools need to be open for everyone else. The school closures have already caused plenty of harm and we cannot inflict more of this on children. Let's not forget that this situation can go on for another year or even longer.
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