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Letters: Holidays to blame for bad behaviour

Our schools' holiday culture has become a runaway train. The time-out culture sees that students spend more time on holiday than in the classroom.

Our schools' holiday culture has become a runaway train. The time-out culture sees that students spend more time on holiday than in the classroom.

Incredibly, mid-term breaks are now being given to primary school children on top of a myriad of other breaks which include special days off granted by dignitaries, half days for everything under the sun, mid-term breaks that are so long they are nearly back-to-back with the next holiday on the calendar.

Family holidays are taken at any time, providing another golden opportunity to get out of the learning environment.

People should not be surprised about anti-social behaviour on the streets in the light of a school-holiday culture that has become corrupt, leaving young teenagers on the streets with nothing to do.

M Fitzgerald Co Cork


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