Schools must reopen ASAP

Schools & nurseries must reopen as a matter of urgency. Given that children aren’t affected by the virus there is no reason to keep schools closed especially children who are in SQA Courses. This generation of children are going to become a lost generation unless they get a proper education. Many teenage children are going out socially anyway so no benefit to keeping them at home. The economy is suffering greatly too, people cannot return to work without schools returning first. We have not seen a great peak of deaths in Scotland, you cannot justify keeping schools closed any longer

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I have 4 children and I’m extremely worried about their education and future especially the ones who have had SQA exams cancelled. You seem to be prioritising the health of a small proportion of the population over the education, health and well being of the majority of the population and the economy.

by ND on May 11, 2020 at 12:27PM

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  • Posted by Maxi May 11, 2020 at 13:02

    I disagree. Schools are known cross contamination points. Children find it difficult to stay apart, even senior children. The risk of the disease spreading through our schools is still huge. At the moment our key workers children are able to go to school hubs and be cared for along with certain vulnerable children. If we open up schools to all then those people will be at greater risk. I have seen people commenting that they think our new P1 intake need to be prioritised but in my own view this is not necessary. We have one of the youngest schools intake ages in the world (to the best of my knowledge) there is no educational harm to children waiting until age six or seven before starting formal education. I think we as parents need to stop worrying about exams and formal school. Let's get to a point where it is safe to reopen schools before we put our children in the way of spreading this disease
  • Posted by JGFH May 11, 2020 at 13:06

    This is a ridiculous comment, there is now evidence to say that children are getting Covid-19, the symptoms are just different from those in adults. Have you no concern or consideration for school staff or their families who may be vulnerable. Education is not childcare.
  • Posted by RF May 11, 2020 at 13:06

    Its difficult but I feel its important to keep the school closed to avoid spread of the disease. We are not testing everyone so not sure who is carrying the virus and can spread to others. I have 3 kids of my own and the eldest is supposed to start uni after summer(second one was supposed to sit for higher maths this year) there's a lot of uncertainty when it comes to their education and their future. How about we just make them repeat their current school year!? it will be too difficult for teachers to make up for the loss that they are facing at the moment in terms of learning gaps. yes one can argue that repeating a year could lead to a waste of time but in the grand scheme of things, it might be useful as they can go back whenever its safer and teachers can restart from where they have left off. Scotland has not seen the peak, true! but its mainly because we're in lockdown before and managed to keep the spread to minimum compared to England mainly London. prioritising health is the most important element for any society, healthy societies can flourish in any situation and can face the challenges of economy and education well.
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