Sunday 18 March 2018

Heavy duty

• Concerning the weight of schoolbags, I would also like to raise the issue of the amount of homework children now get -- my grandson, who is nine and in third class, gets up to three hours each night.

He leaves for school at 9am and returns home at 3.20pm. He has dinner and starts his homework and is finished around 7pm. He spends more time doing schoolwork than his father does at the office. I think this is far too much.

Mary King

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