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PROTEST MEAN EASTER HOLIDAYS SURVIVE

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Radical plans to overhaul the way in which children are taught - including the abolition of the traditional Easter ...
Radical plans to overhaul the way in which children are taught - including the abolition of the traditional Easter school holidays - are to blocked by the government, according to The Observer (p4).

Protests from religious groups and the tourist industry greeted the scheme to change the present three-term school year to a six-term system.

[The proposals arose from an independent commission set up by the Local Government Association.]

Officers and officials argued that a specific Easter holiday was incompatible with a modern school system because it is on a different date each year. Moving to a fixed date would reduce teacher stress and pupils truancy and improve exam results, it was claimed.
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