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Should school day be longer?

by Nic Williams Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The school day should be made longer to get children ready for the world of work, say some politicians.

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  • Ellie C (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 12:40

    No

  • Alex T (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 15:49

    no our school day changed last year from 3pm to 3:35 so i don't think it should change

  • Susanna A (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 15:52

    I dont think it should be longer at-all I hate the idear

  • Laura P (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 16:24

    No because this means changing the lessons format. We have timetables so certain lessons are on certain days so it would just be so confusing

  • Sorcha G (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 16:52

    i think it should stay the same times but maybe if they wanted to they could have a club for us just to talk with our frends

  • Aishah W wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 16:56

    Yes we finish at 2:40...that's a bit early i think it should be longer maybe not have extra lessons but everyone could have like 1 hour homework time after school...and finish at 3:40.

  • Millie W (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 17:01

    No for about one thousand reasons!

  • Ellie H (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 18:37

    Nooo! x'D

  • Elli H (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 18:42

    nOoOoOoOoO!!!

  • Talon P (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 18:46

    No our school day is already too long and I think that spending time at home with our family is way more important than using more time at school. Sure people who want to do homework at school should be allowed to stay and do it but if we stay at school we would be made to have more lessons and the more lessons the more homework and you have less time to do it!!! I already think the school day is too long. I only end up with about an hour each night to do what I want.

  • Maia H (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 18:52

    No because if people do extra curricular activities they would not finish until really late and would still have homework to complete.

  • Anna M (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 19:34

    No way! You wouldn't have time for after school clubs!

  • Katie D (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 19:53

    No! That's really just an excuse to keep kids inside school for as long as they can! What these ministers have to consider is: The pupils in schools want a social life, life isn't all about school. Though it is a big part in the future, you won't get to many places without social skills. Also, we are 18 and under, can't we just have our childhood? Is that a crime? Adults work from 9-5 most commonly, and a lot of them don't work weekends, so why should we? Adults work to be paid, we don't. We get no reward out of school apart from the qualifications at the end and the knowledge, but that isn't always as satisfying. Keeping school open for the extra hours also makes it harder for children/teenagers to have hobbies or join clubs out of school, and there are a lot of families in the UK who need more time to bond, not less! A final thing is that, despite the fact I have said they complain a lot, I think this is unfair on the teachers because they already mark until hours after school, and keeping them back for more hours isn't very fair. I finish at 3:30pm and in the Winter it is already getting dark at this time, I can't be walking home at 5:30pm in the dark. Some people have nobody to pick them up at this sort of time because parents are at work. Overall, this act is unfair, inconsiderate to everyone and really makes me wonder about the politicians. Most people don't like school that much anyway! We only go 'cause we have to. ;)

  • Orla C (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 20:05

    My school is torture so I don't need any more of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :/

  • Connor W (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 20:20

    NO

  • Alexandra C (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 20:38

    No we finish at 3:55 on mondays wednesdays and thursdays and 3:15 on tusedays and fridays we also have the choice to stay in the library after school for an hour so no i don't think we should change, maybe some schools should...

  • Ellyn D (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 21:14

    no, we dont finish til 5 to 4! (But we start at 9:25!)

  • Lydia J (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 January 2012 @ 21:52

    We do clubs and prep at school So I stay til 5.30

  • Peter S (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 10:33

    No for many reasons! Firstly

  • Peter S (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 10:37

    No for many reasons! Firstly because actually most kids don't live in an unstable home so this would upset nearly all the kids at school, all of which do have a stable working environment. This would be great for homeless kids undoubtedly but still this would not be a good measure. Also you would have to totally reorganise the timetable and besides 4 o'clock is only an hour before jobs end anyway. Finally KIDS DON'T LIKE STAYING AT SCHOOL FOR HOURS!

  • Emily W (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 10:44

    No cos some ppl get bullied and won't want to stay longer

  • Coral H (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 11:26

    No, it's long enough as it is!! I don't usually arrive home until 16:45ish anyway.

  • Harriet A (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 11:57

    I don't think the school day should ba any longer because it is already getting us prepared for work as secondary school days are longer than primary school days. Also we still have to work when we get home as we have to do homework.

  • Eleanor C (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 12:07

    I disagree with Mr. Twigg's comment about pupils being but into groups by abiltiy and interest because I do not only learn from my teacher but from others in my class.

  • Adam N (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 12:14

    not in a BILLION

  • Vicky C (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 12:30

    I already have to go on until 4pm!

  • Ike B (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 12:44

    Why not? home can be pretty boring anyways

  • Emily A (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 13:02

    No. I do not want my school day to change. There are loads of things happening at my school. (trust me)

  • First news R (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 13:24

    I want school to be longer

  • Xiana H (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 13:42

    We finish at 3.25. I wouldn't mind much if the day was a bit longer.

  • Izzy H (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 14:21

    No they aren't at school they don't know what to do they need to ask us

  • Iona P (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 15:14

    no because it is not fair for the people who dont need it

  • Orla L (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 15:15

    I love school but I don't think they should make it longer or have 6 days!

  • Hannah E (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 15:34

    yes

  • Zara R (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 15:36

    NO,NO,NO!My school finishs at 3:55,and it takes me about an hour and a half to get home!

  • Bessie E (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 16:49

    I think we should have shorter hours so that when we are at school we are at our brightest and fully awake. If we did this then we would get more time for out of school activities and we would have more time for us to do homework. If we had longer to do homework then there would be less people getting trouble because they are unable to finish it because of out of school clubs. We could have slightly shorter holidays to make up for the hours of school missed. Did you know my friend from gym doesn't go to a boarding school but still only gets Christmas day and Boxing doy off. Not even weekends!

  • Arthur L (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 17:02

    I think that school being longer is a despicable idea for a number of reasons: 1. Because you can only have so much pressure on a school kid that he/she can take. 2. If some schools have timetables, [I know mine does.]It will probobly mess everything up, and confuse everyone In the class! I'd be dazed! 3. When you get home AFTER school, you feel relived to be at your comfort zone, But if you got home really late from school you'll have to get washed up and ready for bed. [Only if you were to young to stay up to any time you wanted to]and if you wanted to have someone round after school... Think again...

  • Ella H (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 17:12

    Definitely not because I am already so busy!

  • Gary C (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 18:10

    I can't beleive that you would think of the idea because we already have to do a few hours of homework after school so that would make life a real bore and I would be so tired that wouldn't do well in school because of all the work

  • Jessica F (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 18:27

    No, I think it should stay the same, I leave school at 3:10pm and I think it's alright.

  • Olivia M (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 18:48

    defo no!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elliott J (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 19:01

    no

  • Emilie E (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 07:43

    Sometimes I stay in one of the rooms at school for an hour and do my homework. I really doing my homework there because it is really peaceful (I'm usually the only one there) and there is nothing else to do so I can just get it done however I think that school is long enough as it is and you would get really tired and then when you got home you would just be to tired to do your homework or practice your instrument etc.

  • Cat B (Age 10) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 08:09

    no

  • Maya F (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 08:49

    no I do not I enjoy school & we go home at 3.50 we usually have 1 hour of homework which would be too much if we went home much later especially as I live ages away.I think school should offer a wide range of clubs for people who need it so we have 2 days off for family.

  • Jacob F (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 09:51

    NO!! School is to boring and a million other reasons.

  • Jack D (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 11:18

    I'm like a zombie at the end of the day as it is

  • Ihsan I (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 11:18

    no because they are already to long

  • George M (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 11:48

    No I go to school from 8:40 to 3:50 and I think that is long enough, we have a howework club and you just go and leave the library whenever you want. We're also allowed to do homework at breaktimes if we want. Under 1/4 of all children are either homeless or are having trouble at home - I've never known anyone like this. Not many people are in a gang or anything where I live. There is no point in making school hours longer because that just encourages people to stay out later and I have vto take a 40min bus journey to get to my school

  • Kasper M (Age 10) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 11:53

    Pinewood school day is 8.15am to 4.15pm. That is longer than some adults work! Our school days are long enough!

  • Honor S (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 12:28

    NoOoOoO our day is sooooooooooooooooooo long

  • Raya T (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 14:00

    I don't think school days should be longer because it's unfair on kids who use after school time to hang out with friends and do homework. I understand what is trying to be done, but this is NOT the answer.

  • Samuel R (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 14:16

    No, Mr Twigg should forget the idea!!!!!

  • Ned V (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 14:23

    I already have a school day 8 hours and 40 minutes long!So if the school day is increased that means I could be going to school for something like 10 hours!

  • Reuben S (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 14:46

    what?!no way!!

  • Isabelle S (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 14:55

    Are you KIDDING me? Of course not!

  • Jasmine H (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 16:17

    Like we dont learn enough already? What happened to the good old work, play rest balance?!?!

  • Felix R (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 16:37

    My school ends so late that if I had a job I would feel like got to go home early!

  • Sophie L (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 17:35

    I think that we should not get our school days extended longer because mine already goes on until 3.20. I do think it is a good idea to be grouped in ability and interests though.

  • Molly L (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 20:04

    No because I go to a private school which finishes at 3:45 and that is late enough!

  • Alice W (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 15 January 2012 @ 20:56

    I finish my lessons at 5, then I do my homework at school, going home at 6:45 including tea. This means I see more of my friends and don't have to bring any homework home!! Sometimes we have a wide range of activities we can do after lessons finish! For parents that work late school looks after us for the whole day....... I really love staying late at school and it works for me!

  • Elli H (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 16 January 2012 @ 16:32

    i think we could start at like 9 o' clock (before school clubs at 8:30) and end at 4:00 (5;))/5:30 if we have clubs) hey moo12345, SAME@!!!!! highfive!

  • Eden H (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 16 January 2012 @ 16:47

    you spend more time in the day every week at school than hame,don't make it anymore!!

  • Devon S (Age 9) wrote on Monday, 16 January 2012 @ 19:27

    MR TWIGG'S MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Millie W (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 08:23

    I think it's fine as it is! NO WAY HOZAY.

  • Lennox N (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 12:52

    NO

  • Bessie E (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 13:22

    Does anyone know how you get a photo in the box cause I just have a boring blue person reading a book. Thanks

  • Bessie E (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 13:22

    Does anyone know how you get a photo in the box cause I just have a boring blue person reading a book. Thanks

  • Alex B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 16:04

    no way school should be longer

  • Alex B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 16:04

    school should not be longer

  • Alex B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 16:05

    no way school should be longer

  • Daniel C (Age 10) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 17:16

    our school day ends at 3:15 thats late enough short answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Sophie Louisa W (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 17:25

    No because children start to get tired around 2;30 and that makes work levels go D O W N :(

  • Nikita Z (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 18:08

    People will have to pay more for more school right? Well why don't we just start up a type of after school club which u might have to pay for but at least it is not school!

  • Ivo S (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 18:57

    NO WAY I HAVE TO HAVE TO WAKE UP AT 6:30 IN THE MORNING. AND I HAVE TO TAKE THE BUS HOME WICH LASTS AN HOUR SO I GET TO THE BUS STATION AT 5:15 AND BY THE TIME I GET HOME IT'S 6:00!

  • Poppy G (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 19:28

    no because i have a lot of after school clubs that start early but mabye make scool days 8:45 to 3:35 or 3:30

  • Hollie B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 @ 20:23

    We have had this discussion at my school and some of us think its a good idea and some of us dont i dont think its a good idea because we would be exhausted! i think schools should take more hours of well atleast 1 hour because its tireing enough as it is. i dont care if this happens but if it does then atleast make it 10am till something so we can have a more of a laying! but what happens with the teachers because they will be so busy and be at work forever! and we might not get as good lessons because they will be tired and at school till like 9pm!

  • Micheal C (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 16:42

    no because we have clubs on after school and if we finished earlier we would miss them,also if we go to school 6 days a week we wouldn't be able to have a lye in because I have to get up at 8 in the morning to go to church and I like a good lye in

  • Alice J (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 16:45

    I don't think this would be fair because although there are children who suffer from poor housing who will find this useful, what about the people who don't need it? I don't have much time to relax after school as it nis, this would only give us less time to relax and be....kids! Besides, if you want us to get used to a worklike timetable, why don't you send us to work? the whole point that we go to school is so that we can learn because we are only young and we don't need to get used to work yet! Thanks xxxxx

  • Eden R (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 17:19

    Noooo way, it is to much, school is already 2 long not even longer. Brambles x

  • Sophie G (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 17:34

    i get the point but i think we would be well to tired to be working 9 hours a day 6 days a week its technically IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!

  • Lewis M (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 18:38

    yes but no. Ministers might not have a social life but kids do and we need our clubs for social skills as much as grades but i wouldn'd say no to 1 extra hour not two. I have athletics in school from 3-4 so i would have it 5-6 no way i want a life you know. (STUPID MINISTERS)

  • Humnah A (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 18:47

    No! It's already too much for some students and we wouldn't have enough time to ourselves and we wont get enough sleep that way! People already complain about that!

  • Rebecca G (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 18:58

    My school finishes at 3:30 but me and loads of other people get trains and busses home so we dont get home to between 4:30 and 5 and we get loads of homework, so No the school day should definatley not be longer

  • Amber C (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 19:17

    no, our school already finishes at 3:55

  • Laurie G (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 19:29

    It really does depend

  • Abigail C (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 19:36

    No of course NOT I mean, children are already tired at the end of the day, especially children in an infant school. Also, spending time with our families is really important and children need time to be children after learning. Don't get me wrong, it is fun at school but the length of the school day is already enough!

  • Lizzy M (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 21:25

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

  • Matilda L (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 19 January 2012 @ 13:49

    i do not go to school,i am home educated,but if i went to school i would wont the day to be shorter,NOT LONGER

  • Hannah W (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 19 January 2012 @ 16:55

    I don't think so because school days are long enough anyway, and otherwise the students would get so tired they wouldn't be able to work hard or concentrate.

  • Krishna G (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 19 January 2012 @ 17:21

    No, because we already have an 8 hour day for school, and making it longer will just get distracted, or they won't concentrate because they are tired, which won't help us learn, we will just get stroppy and moody.

  • Zack B (Age 10) wrote on Thursday, 19 January 2012 @ 18:06

    I really think you should not make school longer because we already have enough on our hands. I mean all the homework without adding another two hours on to it so please,please,please don't do it!!

  • Sujood A (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 19 January 2012 @ 20:09

    nnoooooooooooooo! i hate this idea because it wont be fair on other younger children who get realy tired !

  • Atom S (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 12:10

    No!l used to live in England and now l live in Japan. l was amazed how the teachers taught children in Japan because they really work hard and they think about how the student's can enjoy learning everyday. The teachers in Japan go to school even when it's a day off too. My teacher works until midnight everyday and there are a lot of people like him. l have never seen a gang in the streets in japan or a friend that had been bullied l think that this is because the teachers are thinking about the children a lot. l've been to my friends houses and everybody had great home lives. England shouldn't be considering about having extra time at school or not but l think should be considering about how the teachers are teaching and be solving the problem of home life in England. Anyways l think that too much studying can cause stress as well.

  • Emily D (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 18:20

    NO! i don't think that we should have a longer school day because we work hard enough and we wouldn't get time to spend with our familes if they work and even if they don't.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna F (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 19:50

    i think they should but all the school to finsh at 3pm beacuse people will fall a sleep (once i nearly fell a sleep lol)

  • Morgan T (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 20:26

    no if we whent to school longer then it would be dark when we walked home.

  • Emily D (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 21:10

    NO! i don't think school days should be longer because we do enough at school as it is and if our parents work we won't get to see them that much and even if our parents don't work we want to spend more time with them because we love them and mabe teachers don't want to wor 6 days a week because they have familys too. so i say NOOOOO!

  • James W (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 20 January 2012 @ 21:30

    No i stay till 4:30 on 3 days

  • Hannes H (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 11:06

    No! On wednesday and friday we already have school until 5 o' clock!

  • Charlie W (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 12:30

    Yes! I think it's a great idea. It would be really good at getting us prepared for the long hours of work, so it wouldn't be a shock to the system, and a lot of people sit around doing nothing for hours (like me...) Having longer school days would prevent that, which I think is great!

  • Ellie M (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 12:47

    I think the idea is just plain idiocy. Teenagers are grumpy 80% of the time at home due to being tired from the stress of school and extending that means that they will just be grumpier, which will affect their learning and result in them failing their exams. Also I just started secondary school in September and instead of homework we have Extended Learning Projects (ELPs). We are supposed to have one every two weeks, but sometimes the teachers are giving us on a week early ,due to everyone being there and people who are at sports events missing the lesson, and 90% of the time they do that we already have an ELP due the very next week.

  • Matthew E (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 16:42

    i don't think so because we alresdy finish at 4:00 or 5:00 so idon't think the school day should be longer anyehere because children should get time at home and should be able to wander round and form gang's so they can get ti know more people there age.

  • Scarlet P (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 19:31

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  • Fred P (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 21 January 2012 @ 20:25

    no no no we cant have more school i already have from 8.35am to 3.50pm!

  • Fred P (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 07:44

    mr twig is stipid dont do it!

  • Joshua C (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 15:00

    are you crazy my school day is already 6 and a quater hours long so no way

  • DRD L (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 16:01

    Although I think it's important to learn the right amount, I also think the more time spent away from teachers the better they can be so annoying and strict also I like being home for Simpsons at 6 O'Clock on Channel 4 and sometimes it can take an hour to get home, therefore if I left school at 5 O'Clock I wouldn't even be able to watch that and that would male me rather angry and you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

  • DRD L (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 16:11

    And also I know that In Venezuela the school day is sometimes over 8 hours long.

  • Darian H (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 16:35

    YES,but only if they give up homework because the teachers should teach the children more in school than giving us homework .I myself finish school at 3:15 so they should leave school at 3:40.MAYBE 4:00.

  • Olivia A (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 16:39

    although everyone is protesting because it affects us badly at the moment, it will help us in the future because we will know more and be more prepared for the real world, as opposed t being used to being in a bubble of easiness. i think it's a good idea because if we have had more lessons, then we will be more likely to get into university and get good jobs. also, its like how when a young child does not want to go to bed but their parent makes them. the child is unhappy at not staying up late, but if they hadn't gone to bed then they will really regret it the next day!

  • Maddie R (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 17:23

    NO SCHOOL IS LONG ENOUGH AND PLUS MY DADS A TEACHER AND IF HE STAYED LONGER HOURS HED HARDLY EVER B AROUND PLUS TO MUCH STUDYING CAUSES STRESS

  • Daisy W (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 17:59

    NO WAY HOSAY!!!

  • Olivia L (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 22 January 2012 @ 19:21

    No way am i having an extra 2 hours added to my day kids are suppost to have a rest after a school day i think 6 hours is enough not 8 :0

  • Arda I (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 09:36

    I think that school should not be longer because, it will be boring and i will feel very sleepy. I think that teachers think that school should be loner because they can give us more homework.

  • Toby M (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 16:47

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! Is this guy mad, there is enough homework and lessons already!!!

  • Maisy S (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 17:57

    I think if we got to pick the extra lesson on say Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday and on Friday it's not an extra lesson just a time to hang out with friends if we didn't get homework it would be OK. I would rather stay in skl longer if these things happen.

  • Maisy S (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 18:02

    I think if we got to pick the extra lesson on say Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday and on Friday it's not an extra lesson just a time to hang out with friends if we didn't get homework it would be OK. I would rather stay in skl longer if these things happen.

  • Sneha M (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 18:10

    It would get to confusing to begin with

  • Sophie J (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 23 January 2012 @ 18:27

    No!!!! We already have from 8.45am-3.15pm a day. Do they want us to have any social life with our family? If you put on more hours a school and we have more lessons then we will have more homework and less time to interact with our friends and family because we'll be to busy at school or doing homework. As teachers have already noticed kids are happy and chirpy in the morning school but when it gets to the afternoon school all the children start to et dull and in a iuation where they don't want to learn because they are tired and miserable. Why torture us like that when were already tired and ready to go home.

  • Ella B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 @ 19:43

    I actully think it could be a good idea because it will give poor people the chance to show how special they are as the re4st of us. But I think they could just make the school ending time different because everyone needs at least 2 days of , so just extend the time we finish school to about to 4:00pm or something just please don't expand the amount of days we have .One reason why you should just expand the ending time is because people will be miserable about the days we have to go to school but i know that everyone in Holy ghost school will be happy about the days ending longer but don't torture us the pain of living 2 days of from our hard and up to stranded work for our teachers in the first place thankyou

  • Ella B (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 @ 19:44

    I actully think it could be a good idea because it will give poor people the chance to show how special they are as the re4st of us. But I think they could just make the school ending time different because everyone needs at least 2 days of , so just extend the time we finish school to about to 4:00pm or something just please don't expand the amount of days we have .One reason why you should just expand the ending time is because people will be miserable about the days we have to go to school but i know that everyone in Holy ghost school will be happy about the days ending longer but don't torture us the pain of living 2 days of from our hard and up to stranded work for our teachers in the first place thankyou

  • Emily D (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 @ 19:49

    No i don't think school days should be longer because children who's parnets work then they won't see then also the goverment have already turned off street lights so if childern are walking home and gangs come out at night, then thats when they are sucked into gangs, and kids could be jacked

  • Alek-Zander C (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 @ 20:14

    No because if school time is increased, children won't be spending time with their families and we are in the school for around 6-7 hours which is long enough

  • Flewder J (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 11:59

    I do not think that the school day should be made longer because my chosen work-place the day starts at 7:30 and finishes at 6:00 so if you're saying that children should be at school for the time that they spend at work I should be at school for a lot longer than other children.

  • Maddie M (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 15:36

    My life would get worse...... No solial life would kill me:L

  • Hajra A (Age 10) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 16:07

    yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss sooooooooooooooooo i can carry on my story sack so i can publish it

  • Etienne F (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 17:17

    N O SPELLS NOOOOOOOOOOOO. I will not go to school for another hour or so as it is already to boring. Also i think kids need a socail life not just stuck at school, they need freedom!! Last bust not least if we were to go to school for longer it would be dark and some of us have to walk a long way...................SO...........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Amy H (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 17:45

    i think the idea is stupendous. the politics simply cannot teach 4 year olds how to be 20. And also the whole ability group thing is stupid! you need to be with people the same age as you, who know what your going through. At 7 you have lots of fall outs and at 10-11 you can't tell a year 3 about periods or your love life!(no offence on all those year 3's out there!) besides,you might get bullied if you were with a bunch of kids half the age of you. Also we need enough time to do clubs whether we do them because they are fun or because they are life skills(e.g.swimming,self defence.) Also if we had 6 days of school we would have to fit practically our life into one day. Not fair,imagine our timetables. TODAY see dad,play with mum,chores, play with bro,see bezzie,club,other club,other club, see little bro's bezzie,shopping, ALL IN ONE DAY!we need to be kids!

  • Amy H (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 17:53

    i think a little homework club would be nice but if school went on till 5 i wouldn't be home till 7:30!we don't get paid for school either so its not fair.

  • Calum R (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 18:11

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Never! It is already long enough!

  • Albert C (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 26 January 2012 @ 17:36

    nowaynowaynoway

  • Anisah T (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 26 January 2012 @ 18:58

    I do not think school days should be longer because children need to spend time with their families when they get home. That also means they have less time to do their homework, which will result in more detentions. Children will also get sick of coming to school for that long, and consequently, bunk of school. If the children do however want to study more, schools offer libraries and study clubs.

  • Shawana F (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 26 January 2012 @ 19:49

    I have made an survay and 24 people say no and 39 people say yes so thats what people in heaton think.

  • Lily B (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 27 January 2012 @ 16:51

    It depends on how long not on weekends because thats the only time that you cann be free and have fun! Also what else would you do at school and people like therfe free time after a long time at school not school then get ready for bed!

  • Ellie D (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 27 January 2012 @ 18:00

    Well no the day just drags on i cant stand it anywayy

  • Orla L (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 28 January 2012 @ 06:30

    (From Orly's best friend) nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Harriet A (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 28 January 2012 @ 15:36

    It could be made longer but only if we then didn't get homework as well otherwise we would have no free time, definatly not on the weekends though!

  • Chloe P (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 09:40

    No way at my school we go in at 9:00 and leave at 3:35 which is bad enough we should be aloud to leave school whenever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matty D (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 10:56

    Sort of

  • Matty D (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 10:57

    Ort of

  • Benjamin T (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 11:17

    I'd prefer it if we used the french system. Mmm, a full 3 course meal.

  • Caitlin W (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 11:56

    NOOOOOOO THANKYOU! :(

  • Freya W (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 12:52

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Arian A (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 29 January 2012 @ 18:17

    I think that this is a bad idea because the school day is long enough and children need to have some family time, plus when we get from school we have no time to relax so then we have to stay up late and do our homework then the next day at school we will be tired.

  • Tom C (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 30 January 2012 @ 16:40

    I think making the school day that long is outrageous because we don't get enough time with our families. I do like school though and I think it should go onto 4pm although most of you would not agree with that.

  • Josie W (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 30 January 2012 @ 18:00

    I start at 9:45 and finish at 3:15

  • Max B (Age 10) wrote on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 @ 17:59

    (I start at 8:55 and finish at 3:15) it would be to much time gone.NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • Erica T (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 @ 18:48

    No we already have enough work. There will be no time to do homework or do something we wan to do

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:38

    the times of school should not change beacase teachers will be to tired to teach and that means children won't get a good education and the time wont make a diffence beacase we will get to stressed and do the same amount of work.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:39

    i dont think that the times shouldnt change because most jobs times are based around 3.15pm if i changed most jobs would have to change times + teachers would have less time to get things ready so children would only get the same amount of time in a dy and would get to strest

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:39

    I am 9 years old and I think it wouldent be fair because teachers can't get enough work ready However they will still get the same amount of work in a longer time as we would usualy get anyway and the children will get to stressed to concentrate.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:41

    (age 9) No becouse you will not spend enough time with your family and you will get upset if you stay at school 247 also you will go to sleep if you go to scool all the time and your quality off your work wil drop and the teachers will stay in school for to long .

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:49

    The parents would not get to spend time with their children as a result the parents would not know their children as well and this would efect their relatoin ship in a horrible way so i think that the school day is fine as it is

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:52

    Children wont get to see their parents alot. Therefor when children get home from school their parents will bearly know who their kid kid is. {Aged 10}

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:53

    I say no because parents wont be able to see their kids so the parents would get sad as a result of depression. The other reason I disagree is that kids would get very tired and miss days of school because they would be sleeping. This means attendance will plummet!!

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:55

    (9 years)I dont think the school day should be longer because everyone would be to tired and you would be to tired and stressed out and children wont get a good education for their life.parets might be worried about thier children because they might think that they might be unwell.Teachers would be to tired to!!!!!

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 11:56

    (Age 10) Some parents will be late for work by the time they pick their children and if they keep doing that then they will get fired which means they can't get food for their children which means they will go hungry. This is a bad idea.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:03

    (age 9) Teachers will have to stay longer to mark the extra work that his/hers pupils have done. As a result this will lead to tiredness and the teachers will will get really stressed.Ths means that they may not be able to teach the next day. So I think that the school day should not be made longer and children should not go to school on a weekend.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:04

    I think it would not be a good idea because children would get stressed and they will not be able to consontrate well which means they will not do the quality work they need to do. Also if we do go to school for a bit longer children will get more ill because they are not getting much sleep and the attendence will then drop down to a very low level!!!!!

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:06

    Are parent's will miss us as a result it will cause a worse relationship a we wont now each other as much so i say we should not have longer shool days and it might it will make us stressed and effecct are learning we will be tired and board so we cant concentrate aswell as we should do and the teachers would get stessed out to.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:10

    I really dont think that we should have longer school days because for some childeren they may be very exhauted with all the previous work they have done in the last couple of hours in the school day. also the parents will need to work for a longer time or they come back from work even before we can get home. so parents have to wait a longer time before we can get a chance to finish a regular school day.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:11

    if we stayed in school longer our behaviour would be really bad and we would be grumpy.If our behaviour was really bad we would go out in the nights with gangs drinking alcahol and being bad like robbing houses and stealing because we would be so stressed out because of school so i think it is a bad idea for school days to be longer.from connor age 10

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:11

    it will not be a good idea because children would get homesick because they wont be able to see there parents therefore they woulsd always be ill and another reason would be that if school lasted til 5:30 if you have after school club or any other one after school you would go home at 6 and wont have mutch time to do what you want to do also if there trying to do this for a better education well this isnt the right idea because teachers wont be working at there best so we wont get a good education so we wont get a good job and the other reason is if you get tied or frustrated you might get into trouble and the last reason is you will get so tied and fall asleep and get into trouble and the teachers might fall assleep so they wont get a good education so a big NOOOOOOOO

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:16

    Its would not be a good idea to extend the school day because... The perents would not be able to cope especially with younger children because they nrrd more sleep.If you only had one day off school then you would have to use that day to get ready for the next day of school.As a result of having little sleep then they would fall ill and would not be able to go to school.This would therefor mean the attendance would go down.Also this would mean a lack of education and they would not be ready for the coming tests.However if they do come to school every day that wold be too much and they would get ill.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 12:21

    I think that the school day should only be extended by half an hour at the most. This is because half an hour longer means we can get more work done. As a result we would have a better education. Any longer than this would result in children being too tired to cope.

  • Ella F (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 20:05

    no way! i go to school from 8:15 to 3:05 and it is so long as it. if they make it any longer i think i will pass out, and we wont be able to take in the info they teach us anyway as we will be too tired

  • Nicole L (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 20:13

    i dont think the school times sould be longer beacuse we wont have time to do our homework and also the next day at school we wil be exhausted and wont concentrate as much as we shoukd be

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 11:41

    NO: 1. I think parents would spent less time with there childern because they will be home from school later. Therefore it would have a big bad effect with there relationship because they won't have that quality time. 2. Teachers would be very tired because they would have to wake up earlyer/later to prepair more work for the pupils.Consequently there taeching levels will go down.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 11:48

    I think that the school day should not be longer because it is already too long! I already get tired sometimes during school. If it was made longer,the children will fall asleep in school because they they will not be able to concentrate.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 11:51

    I don't think that children should have a longer school day is because the teachers and pupils will get very stressed, so they will not be able to concentrate. Therefore the quality and amount of work will go down and they will not be able to do as well in the tests they are given.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 11:56

    NO I think this is a very bad idear becouse children will not beable to consantrait and they will not beable to spend quality time whith there parents or brother or sister. Children will not get enough sleep and they will not consantrait. Teachers will not eable to get our work and we would only get even more bord and we would only get harf of the day done of work.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 11:57

    Ithink that the school should not be longer because we wont be able to see are parents much and if you go to school longer you will get all sweaty and wont be able to concentrate and you wont be able to think and if you go to school then you are really sleepy and you might fall asleep because you wont be able to rest and you wont get any work done and it will be hard when you do your education but i think we should have a longer day time only till about 5 oclock because then we can get a good education and we will get good marks in every subject i do and you shouldnt because it will be hard to your education and if you are ill it is also bad because the attendence will go down in asembly NO NO NO NON NO dont make school longer

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 12:01

    i think we should not have longer days because we need more days to do homework and to relax.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 12:02

    I clearly think this is unfair because adults may bein before us.It is bad because teachers have to mark work.This is extreamly bad for little children because they will become very ill.This is also bad because children will not be focused for the day ahead.Adults have to deal with miserable children.This would be good because children will get a better education.But I still think it is a silly idea!

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 12:11

    Age 9 : teachers will have to come to school earlyer however the teachers will get to tired and they won't be able to give the childrn a good education .

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 12:16

    Age 9 : teachers will have to come to school earlyer however the teachers will get to tired and they won't be able to give the childrn a good education .

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 12:16

    I think this is a terrible idea because think of the teachers they will stress out like mad and the poor poor pupils come on I am only nine get a grip mankind get a grip what have I done to you come on.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 13:17

    (age 9) Reasons against:You will not be able to see your brothers and sisters or mum and dad.But you will get a better education.And my or mum or dad will not be able to pick me up after school and after school will not be on if it was it will be on till about 10 o"clock at night and the teachers will be very tierd .It will be hard to get attendance award beacuse there will be alot of people sick from the day before beacuse there will be no fresh air.And it will keep gangs if the street.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 13:18

    Age 9 : teachers will have to come to school earlyer however the teachers will get to tired and they won't be able to give the childrn a good education .

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 13:18

    Iam a 9 years old girl and school should not be longer because we wouldn't have much time with our parents so therefore we wouldn't have a good relationship with our parents . Please don't make school longer!

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 13:19

    I think this is a terrible idea because think of the teachers they will stress out like mad and the poor poor pupils come on I am only nine get a grip mankind get a grip what have I done to you come on.

  • Maypole C (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 13:57

    kids will not be able to spend time with there family however kids can spend more time with there freins in school.

  • Soha A (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 3 February 2012 @ 20:43

    No

  • Thomas L (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 4 February 2012 @ 12:35

    No but I can understand why. Some kids might hang around in gangs after school in cities like London or Birmingham, so it might decrease the crime rate and give people a chance to get education rather than hangin about in gangs

  • Thomas L (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 4 February 2012 @ 12:36

    But in places away fom big cities no way!!!!

  • Sam S (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 4 February 2012 @ 12:58

    It;s an awful idea however if we got NO h/w as compen sation it could be a good idea

  • Nicole L (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 4 February 2012 @ 14:05

    no because we wont have time to do out homework or spend time wit our famiel

  • Al-Fayad Q (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 5 February 2012 @ 09:07

    nnnnnnnnnever

  • Srishti O (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 5 February 2012 @ 09:42

    no that's ridiculous just because some kids join up gangs doesn't mean we all will. and these ministers always talk about stopping bulling what do they think will happen if you mix ages? and they don't get that just because we're kids we can't have a social life! if they realy wanted to stop gangs and kids on the street they would do something not just sit there like smart talking chickens. and if they really were concerned about pupils' home conditions they would actually try and help them., but since they're not they'll just sit there and make false promises and unfair statements to get a good reputation. and just imagine a 12 year old coming home from school after their parents at like 8pm! if they actually cared microscopicly about us kids then they would take action not just sit there and try to make it look like they were doing something.

  • Sam R (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 6 February 2012 @ 16:06

    Absoloutly rubbish- school is terrible now!!

  • Bella T (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 6 February 2012 @ 18:22

    We should definitely NOT have a longer school day as although you could argue that it would prepare us for a working life, us children NEED their childhood. Also, we would have less time to do even MORE homework, so we would never be a able to chill out. Anyway, we aren't getting paid to go to school, but adults get paid to work.

  • Emily H (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 6 February 2012 @ 18:25

    No!!!!!!!!I think kids that want to stay behind after school should be allowed to.Most gangs are actually formed in school and pupils need sleep.If the day is longer than children will become more stressed and probably angry because of not much sleep.On a normal day I have quite a bit of homework to complete then have to have tea and go to bed.I only have an hour or so to myself.Overall I believe the school day should not be longer.

  • Benjamin N (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 6 February 2012 @ 19:06

    No-school is to long anyway

  • Sophie R (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 18:05

    no way i'm not a big fan of school anyway

  • Jack C (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 20:19

    No way the average school day is already long enough streching to nearly 7 hours or more. Don't you think everyone needs a bit more social time instead of extra lessons!!! If they extend the day then there will be more lessons and therefore we will get tired and we will not be able to do what we want. All this will not encourage us to be social and therefore become more seperate from our families. If anything decrease the length of the school day slightly!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack C (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 20:19

    No way the average school day is already long enough streching to nearly 7 hours or more. Don't you think everyone needs a bit more social time instead of extra lessons!!! If they extend the day then there will be more lessons and therefore we will get tired and we will not be able to do what we want. All this will not encourage us to be social and therefore become more seperate from our families. If anything decrease the length of the school day slightly!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack C (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 20:20

    No way the average school day is already long enough streching to nearly 7 hours or more. Don't you think everyone needs a bit more social time instead of extra lessons!!! If they extend the day then there will be more lessons and therefore we will get tired and we will not be able to do what we want. All this will not encourage us to be social and therefore become more seperate from our families. If anything decrease the length of the school day slightly!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack C (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 20:29

    No way the average school day is already long enough streching to nearly 7 hours or more. Don't you think everyone needs a bit more social time instead of extra lessons!!! If they extend the day then there will be more lessons and therefore we will get tired and we will not be able to do what we want. All this will not encourage us to be social and therefore become more seperate from our families. If anything decrease the length of the school day slightly!!!!!!!!!

  • Jack C (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 20:31

    No way the average school day is already long enough streching to nearly 7 hours or more. Don't you think everyone needs a bit more social time instead of extra lessons!!! If they extend the day then there will be more lessons and therefore we will get tired and we will not be able to do what we want. All this will not encourage us to be social and therefore become more seperate from our families. If anything decrease the length of the school day slightly!!!!!!!!!

  • Sam G (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 8 February 2012 @ 20:33

    no school is boring with a capital B!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sasha J (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 9 February 2012 @ 08:17

    No way, Aren't we allowed social life?

  • Isha A (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 10 February 2012 @ 21:19

    NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xiana H (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 11 February 2012 @ 11:27

    Nnnnnooooo!!!!!

  • Samai N (Age 9) wrote on Sunday, 12 February 2012 @ 18:59

    NO WAY!!!I think school days should be less longer!!! We can't work without sleep!!!!!

  • Julia P (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 12 February 2012 @ 20:20

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liam S (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 @ 16:06

    'No! That's really just an excuse to keep kids inside school for as long as they can! What these ministers have to consider is: The pupils in schools want a social life, life isn't all about school. Though it is a big part in the future, you won't get to many places without social skills. Also, we are 18 and under, can't we just have our childhood? Is that a crime? Adults work from 9-5 most commonly, and a lot of them don't work weekends, so why should we? Adults work to be paid, we don't. We get no reward out of school apart from the qualifications at the end and the knowledge, but that isn't always as satisfying. Keeping school open for the extra hours also makes it harder for children/teenagers to have hobbies or join clubs out of school, and there are a lot of families in the UK who need more time to bond, not less! A final thing is that, despite the fact I have said they complain a lot, I think this is unfair on the teachers because they already mark until hours after school, and keeping them back for more hours isn't very fair. I finish at 3:30pm and in the Winter it is already getting dark at this time, I can't be walking home at 5:30pm in the dark. Some people have nobody to pick them up at this sort of time because parents are at work. Overall, this act is unfair, inconsiderate to everyone and really makes me wonder about the politicians. Most people don't like school that much anyway! We only go 'cause we have to. ;)' Correct. Mr. twigg, you've had YOUR childhood, now let us have ours. That's perfectly fair, innit?

  • Liam S (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 17 February 2012 @ 16:42

    my school is running out of textbooks to use.

  • Astrid H (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 18 February 2012 @ 19:17

    no

  • Chloe-ann B (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 19 February 2012 @ 10:07

    nooopeeee becausee if the school day is longer less people will go to after school clubs wich means they wont get tht much mon ey wich means the goverment will hav 2 pay them more but the govermont cant afford it wich means they will live off nothing & i dont like school XD

  • Evie B (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 23 February 2012 @ 17:04

    Noooooooooooooo!!! Do they want us to spend any time with our family???!!!

  • Holly W (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 24 February 2012 @ 16:13

    No spending time with family is more important and I think that we should be put into groups in schools by ability or interests, rather than age.

  • Miraj R (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 24 February 2012 @ 17:03

    Instead of having a longer school day, we should have an hour of school on sunday and saturday.

  • Charlotte B (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 @ 18:32

    What i think about this news, is that school days should not be longer because most children are tired by three o'clock so think what we would be like after five o'clock, so do you really think this is fair no freedom for kids just to go out and play with there friends at home, also could miss out on clubs that we do after school which is not fair for kids do you think it is fair?

  • Caitlin M (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 5 March 2012 @ 18:29

    I think it should because it is important for when you have a job.

  • Rebekkah P (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 8 March 2012 @ 19:56

    no because we have clubs after school and families to see!

  • Ellen M (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 10 March 2012 @ 14:35

    It depends what time they're thinking of but if it is much later i wouldn't be able to do all of my clubs or homework so i would have to leave it for the weekend. On top of that i am busy at the weekend.

  • Srishti O (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 10 March 2012 @ 20:47

    btw micheal gove if u read this EVERY KID HATES YOU!!!!!!!%Pr

  • Kirsty G (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 11 March 2012 @ 15:36

    no it is a stupid idea cos i go to dance classes after school and i couldn't go to them and i really like them. if the school day was longer we wouldnt get enough relaxing tim and would have to gom to bed really early so we dont get tired in the day. i am already exhausted after a day at school and i only finish at 3:30. it is a stupid idea mr twigg. just cos mp's dont have to go to school dosent mean that they can make us suffer with longer days.

  • Dylan J (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 @ 18:02

    my school starts at 8:30 and finnishes at 3:00 its a stupid idea because children wont get enough time to play and socialise at clubs or on the street but some people go in these so called gangs but what mr twigg doesnt understand is the fact that they might be a quiet group of freinds not grafiting or swearing causing trouble mr twigg you dont think for us at all and just because your an mp and not in school means you can change our day think about how you would like it if you were back in school and someone changed your day because guess what im on school council in my school

  • Ashleigh H (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 16 March 2012 @ 19:23

    no way school is to long at the moment we dont need anymore of it

  • Jack B (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 16:14

    I do not think so because children in america get to finish a 3pm i think this is a silly idea!

  • Jack B (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 16:14

    I do not think so because children in america get to finish a 3pm i think this is a silly idea!

  • Madeline S (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 22 March 2012 @ 09:33

    No.

  • Ellen M (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 25 March 2012 @ 15:58

    If the school day finished later, it would have to start earlier.

  • Jack W (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 26 March 2012 @ 19:13

    I like school but it is fine as it is time wise. You need a little rest before the next school day. So just leave primary school 3:05-3:15 and secondary schools 3:30 onwards

  • Jade Clarice S (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 @ 18:43

    I think it should be increase by a little longer as I don't have a problem with school, and I think with some students it would benefit them allot! :-) xx

  • Katie D (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 31 March 2012 @ 17:36

    Well, Coolcatz14 that isn't true. I'm in support of his ideas, I just don't want the day extended! I wouldn't mind an extra few minutes of school, but I like to be home quickly! :)

  • Kirendeep B (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 31 March 2012 @ 20:28

    I don't think it would be fair if our school days were to be made longer. Firstly Many teachers wouldn't want to stay behind for the extra hours and neither would the students. Children are also always at their bests in the mornings and get more and more silly as the day goes on. Pupils would also never get a chance to socialise and go to clubs because a longer day results in more lessons and that results in more homework. Usually I walk home from school and in winter I get home not too long before it goes dark and if we were kept behind any later maybe one day i could be walking home in the dark. I wouldn't like that:( However there are benefits like children who need help can get it and stay longer. We will also get to see our friends for longer.

  • Caitlin J (Age 10) wrote on Sunday, 1 April 2012 @ 15:36

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.The school I go to is 6 hours.Eight fifty five until three fifteen.And I have to be there at eight fifteen for breakfast club.I think school days should stay the same.Anyway it can be hell sometimes with about three-quarters of the boys in my class.Even the boy I sit next to can be a pain.

  • Natalie C (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 1 April 2012 @ 18:40

    i finish school at 5:30 and i don't find it too bad... lessons finish at 3:30 then we have a break and then we do sport at 4. i don't really mind it cos it keeps us fit :)

  • Emily W (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 @ 10:13

    I think school days shouldn be longer as then you are having a better and longer education plus it does keep gangs off the streets and away from danger if they were off the streets they might have a better shot in life. Saying that this may effect the pupils consentration as they will be tired from the previous lessons. This will also effect the pupil's parent or guardian as they may have to juggle between working and caring and picking up their child from school.

  • Karen L (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 13 April 2012 @ 16:09

    I would like the school day to be longer because we can learn more but the problem is it would be difficult for us to be on time to go to after school clubs because we could end up being late.

  • Erena D (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 15 April 2012 @ 15:11

    I think if the subjects aren't in the curriculum it shouldn't be needed,but some parents have to pay the school fees AND pay more money so their children can stay behind in school and do activities as the parents can't pick them up because they are at work

  • Edwin H (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 16 April 2012 @ 10:22

    No!!! 6hrs 30mins is enough. Just why would the government think that!?!?!?!

  • Ellen C (Age 10) wrote on Friday, 27 April 2012 @ 17:39

    no my school is all ready from 1 to 4

  • Georgia B (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 29 April 2012 @ 15:31

    NOOOOOO school is already to long 9 till 10 past 3!!!

  • Georgia B (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 29 April 2012 @ 15:31

    NOOOOOO school is already to long 9 till 10 past 3!!!

  • Dylan J (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 @ 17:18

    MY SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:30 AND FINISHES AT 3:00 IF THE SCHOOL DAY WAS MADE LONGER THEN I THINK WE SHOULD GET FRIDAY OR HALF OF FRIDAY OFF

  • James J (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 3 May 2012 @ 19:47

    I'm doin' this in slang 'o show we don' need extra schl 'ours 'cos Victorians still ha' a good life even though they weren' that clever. No offence to Victorians ;)

  • Nayisha P (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 11:10

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • NS N (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 17:53

    YES !!! AS LONG AS YOU DON'T GET HOMEWORK!!!!!!

  • Felix R (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 20:02

    Our school ends at 6.00 PM! But to be fair some of that is time for homework

  • Ellen M (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 6 May 2012 @ 17:26

    YES!!!!!! i would like school to be longer as long as we dont have homework!!! KILKEEL HIGH ROCKS!!!!!!

  • Katie M (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 13 May 2012 @ 16:51

    NOOOOOO!!!!! school's already long enough loads of us kids work really hard to get through a school day!!!!!

  • Zac D (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 @ 16:07

    no i have to go to school from 8:45-3:30 surely thsat's long enough!

  • Bethan B (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 @ 20:15

    Yes only if we didn't go to school on Friday or Monday. I wouldn't mind going from 9 till 5 with a long break in between. Because if we didn't have school on Friday we could rest for longer. Also less homework. The amount of homework we get, we might aswell be at school

  • Emma W (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 19 May 2012 @ 13:28

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Annabelle R (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 21 May 2012 @ 17:24

    noon

  • Ellen D (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 @ 18:18

    5pm!!!???

  • Rachel H (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 28 May 2012 @ 15:23

    No way. I finish school at 2:40 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and then 2:05 on Fridays and I like that just the way it is

  • Freya T (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 @ 20:46

    Weekend lessons = NOOOOOOOOOO!!! However, they do have a point about gangs, but they would still happen but later which would be dangerous cause its dark. Our school has homework club which is great, and kids who can't do homework at home can stay. Our lunchtime isn't long enough, but 2hrs difference is too much!!!!!!!!

  • Alys D (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 31 May 2012 @ 17:11

    no we all ready have 6 hours of school its a terrible idea being keeped inside the classroom i though people said that kids need to go outside more for longer and then home work will be harder because we have less time to do it

  • Luke A (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 31 May 2012 @ 19:57

    Maybe they could start a homework club instead

  • Patrick M wrote on Thursday, 31 May 2012 @ 21:32

    School is not taking over my life if it dose that so that's a NO N and O spells NO

  • Robert H (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 2 June 2012 @ 10:28

    No way school is long enough already!! Longer half terms however would be good!! Haha

  • Gabriel F (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 2 June 2012 @ 14:31

    We should be lucky enough to even HAVE school, but I think that more time would be just a little too far. I think school is fine, but keeping children away from their family, their parents, their home is alright if it's not too long. And, as a child in Primary School myself, I say, if we have more schooltime, we should get more playtime. :D.

  • Emily D (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 7 June 2012 @ 12:12

    Well, Mr Twigg is going to have a hard time getting all the teachers to work for longer, with the same amount of pay. there are alraidy loads of protests about pensions and all that stuff going on, so good luck there mate! Anyway, us kids work hard enough alraidy! we're not all like the teenagers we saw in the riots, so i think Mr twigg needs to get a better idea on the life of a kid in this day and age, as the things he's suggesting are redicoulous! Pluss, with so many children traveling far by bus to get to school, then some kids might not even get home untill 7:30/8:00!

  • Jess W (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 7 June 2012 @ 17:10

    Kids need fun. Without it we are just smaller adults. If they do make it longer, I shall protest. THINK FOR A MINUTE MR TWIGG, DONT DO IT!!!!

  • Jess W (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 7 June 2012 @ 17:15

    OH and Mr Twigg every kid is gonna hate u 4, full stop.

  • Chiboo L (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 11 June 2012 @ 19:04

    Why?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Amy B (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 @ 18:07

    Naw.

  • Sophia K (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 @ 17:32

    Yes! I tend to find that when I have a lot of homework I sometimes put it off and almost trick myself into believing that it can wait a while or that it won't take that long. Besides, I know a school that has a normal school day (ending at 3:35) but instead of going back home straight away they have study time, and finish off all their homework. Furthermore, I have heard of plans to make school days longer and for that reason, have no homework. maybe something like that idea should be put into place.

  • Charlotte G (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 22 June 2012 @ 16:27

    I feel that it is a good idea to make the school days longer. This would reduce the amount of time young people spend in front of screens and would mean that it was easier for anyone who's parents work until late. I enjoy school and it may mean that we get to leave school younger. I can see where all those people who don't want it are coming from as I know that some people have other commitments.

  • Lily M (Age 9) wrote on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 @ 16:15

    NO definetly NOT I HATE SCHOOL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO boring all my teacher is saying is bla bla bla bla bla bla win bla bla prize bla PRIZE???

  • Shawana F (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 30 June 2012 @ 10:53

    I think it as an fab idea becouse i go to heaton primary school in bradford and we finish at 3.00pm and it should be til 5.00, but people like me who go mosk at 4.45pm wouldnt beable to go so from 3.00pm it should be optional.It shouldnt stop people following their religon.who agrees with me?

  • Xiana H (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 1 July 2012 @ 19:06

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Sean F (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 6 July 2012 @ 07:23

    i think they should keep the hours as they are

  • Hannah C (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 6 July 2012 @ 14:36

    No, in my opinion, he has got the stereotype of teenagers, gangs, riots, shoplifting etc, and theres only a handful that do it! No, I don't think so. Too many strikes aswell! Is that what he wants?

  • Sumaiyah B (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 6 July 2012 @ 21:46

    i think yes, school day should be longer. To me school is very fun. To other people it may not be but everyone has different opinions!!!! :D

  • Neve K (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 8 July 2012 @ 09:14

    My school day finishes at 15:05, and I would like it to be a bit longer because Science (what we normally have in the afternoon) seems too quickly over.

  • Maya F (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 13 July 2012 @ 16:31

    i love cake

  • Vishal P (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 13 July 2012 @ 19:27

    It was first 1:00 Then 1:30 1:45 2:00 2:20 2:45 3:00 3:20 And now 3:30

  • Hanna N (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 @ 18:27

    NOOOOOOO WAY!We already have 6hours in school we get in at 8:50 and leave at 15:20!

  • Georgie B (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 20 July 2012 @ 17:45

    NO way my school starts ay 8:30 and finish's at 3:40 and when i go to High School this year its even longer

  • Jess W (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 20 July 2012 @ 20:14

    I think they are just pushing their luck basiclly.

  • Isabel W (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 29 July 2012 @ 16:09

    This idea is not quite as bad as it seems. I know most of you strongly disagree with it because you are un keen on being in school any longer than necessary and because you just want to get home to spend time with your family and friends. My school begins at 8.30am and ends at 3.15pm with a 20 minute break and a 55minute lunch, however on Thursday's we finish at 1.15pm. I think I and many others could cope with school beginning at 8.00am and ending at 4.30pm with a 15 minute break and a 30 minute lunch, finishing at 3.30pm on Friday's, this would be a gradual but effective change. At the end of the day, the education boss has a point, careers are very important and this would ease everyone into it. Think of your future.

  • Amy B (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 5 August 2012 @ 17:50

    I agree with RedHorse10.

  • Emily D (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 @ 21:06

    No, this should not happen because my school days are awesome!!!!!! i start at 08:30 and finish at 14:55!!! So i don't want it changing again!!!!!:)

  • Holly E (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 11 August 2012 @ 16:39

    We start at 9:00 and finish at 15:20 so our school day isn't THAT bad but I do not want it getting any longer. Children just wouldn't be able to concentrate for that long!

  • Kitty B (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 12 August 2012 @ 08:35

    If we are going to have longer school hours then we should not have homework. I think this would be a better idea as otherwise you feel as if the teachers can't be bothered.

  • Hannah M (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 @ 13:11

    No no no no and look at that, NO! I get to go home at 2:50 (Ya it's soo cool :D) so I have more time on the computer. >:3

  • Rhiannon E (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 @ 20:32

    I go to an independent school and we go to school at 8:25 and go home at 6 o'clock and we go to school on Saturdays! I really hope my school days aren't changed!💘

  • Sophie K (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 26 August 2012 @ 08:49

    No. The day shouldn't be longer. Pupils could have the option to stay on and do their homework at school but it should NOT be cumpolsury. Great idea having children in groups on ability, not age, though!

  • Bethan M (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 27 August 2012 @ 20:11

    Well i sort - of think it should change but only when you are getting ready for GCSE!!!!!! I dont think it should for any other years casue if you do a club after school you need to be there in time and then doing your homework and then spending time with your family. As well if you get home late you will get home even later and less time for homework and famiy. i get home at about 5!!!!!!!

  • Sacha M (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 @ 14:14

    no way!

  • Archie W (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 @ 13:05

    NEVER!!!

  • Carmen S (Age 10) wrote on Thursday, 30 August 2012 @ 16:33

    NO,my school day starts at 8.ooam and ends at 4.00pm.

  • Emily P (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 2 September 2012 @ 13:24

    Maybe, private schools.

  • Emily P (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 2 September 2012 @ 13:25

    Maybe, private schools because parents pay the money to have their child educated properly.

  • Reuben B (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 8 September 2012 @ 23:36

    NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Sophie J (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 9 September 2012 @ 13:36

    I already have to get up at 6.30am to then catch the coach at 7.45am to then travel to telford and then i start lessons at 8.15am and then get back home at 5pm!!!! so it will be way to late if we have longer at school!!!

  • Ike B (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 10 September 2012 @ 14:58

    Never! I enjoy going home to se my family because i hardly even see my sisters during school even though we go to the same one! It's going to be so unfair if they did that. I'll be sleeping by the time I get home and I would be to tired to eat breakfast. And it's not very healthy to over do your brain. You could give your self ulcers. The goverment should think about health aswell as education. So basically KIDS WIN!

  • Ike B (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 10 September 2012 @ 15:07

    I hate the idea is organising classes be intrests or ability because we end up with complete strangers and shy people won't grow socialy at all! and you end up getting gangs and bullies in the same class so more kids would want to go home and there would be a lot of choas so people wouldn't be able to learn! I think the government should read tese comments to see want the Kids Want!

  • Laura M (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 13 September 2012 @ 20:18

    No I already get too much homework meaning I don't have time to do anything at night or after school i.e play with friends after school or play board games at night.

  • Ellen O (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 15 September 2012 @ 12:56

    Living in france I do 8 am to 5 pm most days. You get used to it eventually but when you're 12 it's nice just to chill out at home.

  • Jenni B (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 14:59

    no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Erin N (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 14:59

    NO NO NO NO NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please no!!

  • Dylan M (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 15:04

    Not atall. Its the worst idea ever!!!!

  • Floyd O (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 15:04

    no way what if someone wants to be good at somethind like football school should be shorter.

  • Charlotte N (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 28 September 2012 @ 17:43

    School is good if you don't want to live on the streets and have a job when you are older, but we need responsibilities, not more hours of adults droning on.

  • Maddy B (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 5 October 2012 @ 15:54

    no i dont think we should have any extra hours on school because we have other things we need to do

  • Jeremy H (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 5 October 2012 @ 17:11

    I think that our school day should be longer because the more time we have at school learning new things, the more likely we are to get higher scores in our GCSEs and A-Levels.

  • Anna T (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 @ 16:51

    I think school is long

  • Jamie G (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 13 October 2012 @ 12:12

    No because its not also unfair on us but the teachers.

  • Frankie M (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 14 October 2012 @ 11:17

    Don't make school longer most of us already have stressful days however long they are. So there is no reason to make them longer. Its like use making parents have longer working days or even more days than they already work.

  • Anya M (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 @ 13:28

    No I have after school activities to attend and homework sometimes takes ages so I could be going to bed at 10pm and be ready to get up at 7 No Sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ruby M (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 @ 14:52

    Yes i do think the school day should be longer our school finishes at 3:20 and if we stayed till 4:00 we would spend longer in school so we would hopefully get longer summer holidays which would be awsome.

  • Niamh F (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 @ 19:48

    I'm Haley Riordan I own Percy Jackson I am Percy Jackson.

  • Dan T (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 20 October 2012 @ 16:51

    No!!!!!

  • Tommy C (Age 8) wrote on Monday, 29 October 2012 @ 12:20

    I think the school day is fine already!!!

  • Heidi C (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 5 November 2012 @ 19:29

    Possibly longer days if we get no homework, thats what happened in Germany. I agree with the ability rather than age thing. Definitely.

  • Immi S (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 8 November 2012 @ 08:06

    NO I DISAGREE! Our day is already long enough. Ours is 8:50am till' 3:30pm. we have a full 6 hours and a bit. Im very angry.................!

  • Sophia K (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 17 November 2012 @ 11:53

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My friends go to a school that that finishes at normal time (3:30) and then they have to spend an extra hour at school for 'study time' so that they can complete their homework and the teachers know that they are spending their time efficiently, instead of copying something off the internet. I think that is a good idea, but spending more time at school for more lessons so that we are 'prepared for jobs' is slightly absurd because adults didn't do that yet they are used to their work time. We will spend more time in lessons at university, but I think that staying at school for homework is good because you also have the opportunity to ask the teacher if you are confused. it is a good idea and maybe we could get slightly less homework because of it. However, the idea that children need peace to work so should therefore stay at school is ridiculous because that is what libraries are for, yet the government closed them down!

  • Param T (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 17 November 2012 @ 15:08

    yes i want more time at school

  • Octavia J (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 @ 18:36

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no NO NO NO!

  • Hajra A (Age 10) wrote on Friday, 23 November 2012 @ 17:18

    i changed my mind nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooo

  • Katie D (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 25 November 2012 @ 19:45

    To be fair I am literally sick of school at the moment so it's lucky they haven't gone ahead with this idea or us GCSE people would have something to say! ;)

  • Jake R (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 26 November 2012 @ 20:18

    ok lets make this simple NO! the reasons why because i am in year 10, on average i get around 5 home works a day minimum and on top of that a have DofE, working towards my job (i do over 4 hours of voluntary work a week at farms, vets and surgerys) and they are saying lets make school days longer..... Now the positives keeps people out of gangs..... I think around 90% of people or more in a school have never been involved in a gang and have never thought of it either to be honest even suggesting the days be longer is stupid and they did not think the full effects through and did not think about GCSE students

  • Max K (Age 10) wrote on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 @ 18:42

    No it shouldn't be longer

  • Elijah C (Age 9) wrote on Thursday, 29 November 2012 @ 19:34

    I definetly agree with Benza6

  • Liam S (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 1 December 2012 @ 20:40

    I think itt should be longer.

  • Omar A (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 1 December 2012 @ 23:46

    no coz people like me hhav t go moq at 5 and we com bak at 8 so we need time for homework and time with family

  • Calum C (Age 10) wrote on Monday, 3 December 2012 @ 17:32

    NO! IT Cannot

  • Lucy M (Age 9) wrote on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 @ 16:44

    No,We won't be able to do our Homework

  • Bronwen D (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 27 December 2012 @ 22:04

    My school day is already about 7 hours long and I have to walk home for about 40 minutes afterwards. I think I would die if it was any longer!

  • Thomas B (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 29 December 2012 @ 13:20

    Its a no.

  • Lauren B (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 29 December 2012 @ 17:06

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY- not in a BILLION years!!!!!!! i think our school day is long enough then we have homework, thn our tea and thn i have to go dancing,have a shower and then i only have an hour to myself if we had any longer in school my plans and everyone elses would be messed up!!! we wouldnt hav much of a social life,then!!!!!

  • Anna H (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 30 December 2012 @ 14:35

    eh no i start school at 8:50 and finnish at 3:30 and walk home which takes till 4:15- i dont have enough hours in the day for more school!! also there would be no time for after school clubs!! bad idea!!

  • Toby H (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 30 December 2012 @ 16:57

    No!!!!

  • Haanyah A (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 3 January 2013 @ 20:48

    I'm fine with the way it is, but I wouldn't mind!

  • Elliot M (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 5 January 2013 @ 11:38

    It wouldn't really make a differance unless it was an extra hour, that would be bad. Besides,some people have to travel 45 mins (like me) to actually get to school

  • Ellie S (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 5 January 2013 @ 20:34

    No. Because I think that we would learn more if we learnt in small chunks. We do have education for 13 years, for 6 hours every day! If they were going to extend the School hours, they should BAN homework!

  • Bradley D (Age 9) wrote on Friday, 11 January 2013 @ 08:14

    well no because we wouldn't like the teachers more

  • Liam S (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 12 January 2013 @ 14:02

    Well, it all depends. Think. What about detentions? They'd be home SO late. This is my haiku on the matter

  • Ayaka H (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 14 January 2013 @ 21:29

    yes live the idea!

  • Abbie W (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 @ 20:24

    Noooooo! My school life is busy enough anyway!!! I live for the weekends :)

  • Natalie H (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 17 January 2013 @ 19:22

    I already get up a quarter to 7.No!No!No! I would not have anough time for homework anyway

  • Archie W (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 21 January 2013 @ 21:20

    never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never

  • Daisy K (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 @ 17:28

    I strongly disagree with Mr Twigg , the school days are long enough for us we need time to do our homework and have a social life not a life where we are cooped up in a classroom with a teacher droaning on about something boring that your not paying attention to. Well yes teachers might be boring and would think the idea of extra homework would be great but they have a family aswell and they don't want a pile of marking to do all the time, they want to see their family and not to be marking books or homework all the time.

  • Ellie B (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 24 January 2013 @ 16:55

    NO WAY! And that idea of grouping children by ability is not good.

  • Jenson R (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 25 January 2013 @ 17:53

    the teachers caretakers and especially kids need a social life i know I'm akid

  • Rebecca H (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 28 January 2013 @ 19:20

    NO! They need to think about the teachers and children aswell as jusst what they want.

  • Dylan Singh A (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 @ 23:12

    Yay! I love school.

  • Megan Y (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 @ 10:45

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lucy C (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 17 February 2013 @ 12:35

    I agree with tower 1. My school day is already from 9.00 to 3.30, and my friends is from 8.30 to 4.30 - that's just unfair!

  • Lucy C (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 18 February 2013 @ 14:07

    Good point about the teachers as well, cmsxxx!

  • Elizabeth W (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 @ 20:05

    I do agree on the bit about being split into abilty rather than age because you will learn as my history is not split and the rubbish people just hold us up sorry if you think you're rubbish.

  • Nikhil S (Age 10) wrote on Monday, 25 February 2013 @ 18:49

    Yes, I think they should make clubs e.g swimming club, reading club etc... activity

  • Ben O (Age 9) wrote on Saturday, 2 March 2013 @ 19:18

    I say no to that because I don't like school

  • Ben O (Age 9) wrote on Saturday, 2 March 2013 @ 19:20

    YES YES YES!

  • Sophie R (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 @ 17:45

    finishing school at 3:30 is bad enough and i completely hate school but if they time of school increases then you would get a better education.

  • Mary B (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 @ 20:03

    NO i am at primary school and we dont finsh till 3:15 then i have 2 do my sats revision and homework + dinner while spending time with my mum who is away for 3 days a week after all that i get about 10 minutes to do what i want before bed time ! NO no NO thats just cruel to kids

  • Lara A (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 8 March 2013 @ 22:10

    Actually, yes i do think that we should have longer school hours. Or less holidays. Because some schools give their pupils so much homework so if we got less holidays they could spread the amount of homework to a longer time, that way it is less stressy.

  • Rajan R (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 @ 07:56

    what are you thinking poloticians a school day is long enough.

  • Jordan W (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 @ 10:51

    no school is rubbish

  • Olli C (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 11:22

    School should no be extended,it says how many people leave work at 3:30pm, quite a lot because they have to pick up their children

  • Rajan R (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 20:17

    no

  • Rajan R (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 22 March 2013 @ 20:17

    no

  • Lucy C (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 24 March 2013 @ 12:29

    I AGREE WITH HORSEGIRL3! I'm not being rude but it really does hold the class up.

  • Oliver L (Age 8) wrote on Friday, 29 March 2013 @ 16:08

    If you worked with children you would know the answer is no!

  • Liam S (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 31 March 2013 @ 10:07

    no our school day changed last year from 3pm to #####3:35 so i don't think it should change Well @pipapip, it depends. To me - 3pm is incredibly early - but then again secondry schools do finish earlier. My school finishes at 3:35pm and it has done for the last 3 years. The before that it was 3:30pm. But am I complaining?

  • Laura M (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 31 March 2013 @ 19:43

    I agree with HorseGirl3 too! I am in my first year of high school and already my class is the furthest behind in, R.M.E, French, MOdern Studies, D.E.T and English, all because of 1 boy! (well a couple more but mainly him) I will be stuck with him until my 3rd year! Luckily though we got put into sets for maths (I'm in the top set) so I move on quicker there.

  • Ishani M (Age 10) wrote on Monday, 1 April 2013 @ 15:31

    No way!Think of the little kids,who will then be awake at 2.00.what are we, tigers or some type of wild cat?!I understand what he wants to do,but he is going a step to far,do you agree????

  • Hannah A (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 @ 13:36

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ayida K (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 @ 22:45

    I quite like school...but then again our school day is long enuf as it is so forget it mr twigg!!

  • Caitlin M (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 8 April 2013 @ 23:18

    Maybe for more advanced schools but for smaller stay with small times then gradually you will get used to longer times so you should only change big SCHOOLS with big EXPECTATIONS.

  • Caitlin M (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 8 April 2013 @ 23:21

    You should only change big schools slowly but I agree that people should be put into groups where children can be around people just like them.

  • Joy W (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 15 April 2013 @ 20:13

    That is so un-jepic

  • Rajan R (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 7 June 2013 @ 10:17

    no I don't like school but I would no want to go to a private school

  • Rajan R (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 7 June 2013 @ 10:21

    I hate scholllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • Lucy C (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 26 July 2013 @ 15:40

    These people obviously have no experience with children.