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How those old school rules just vanished

Sarah Caden


We've done our bit with home-schooling but can the same be said for those laying on summer provision, asks Sarah Caden

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I don't know where the whiteboard is. It's somewhere in the house, and it wouldn't be hard to find it, but I don't really want to. The home-school timetable is still written up on it, and while we had a good old laugh the other day at my innocence in drawing that up in week one, I don't necessarily want to see it again.

I can remember the schedule, though. I broke the days into 40-minute bites, there was big break and little break, and some watching of TV together for respite and slots of organised physical activity.

What's not on the whiteboard is that I actually made their lunches and put them in lunchboxes. That's what we laughed at the most last week, as the school year officially came to an end. Lunchboxes. What was I thinking?