School term changes come in for Bassetlaw pupils

Term times are changing for children going back to school this week in Bassetlaw.

Students will get a two week half term break in October - and a week's shorter summer holiday.

Chair of Nottinghamshire county council's children's committee Philip Owen believes it will benefit pupils in the run up to Christmas: "Children were starting to lose the ability to concentrate in the run up to Christmas. Colleagues in the primary sector said younger children were getting very tired.

"About 60 percent [of people] were in favour of making this change and I hope we shall see the benefits, particularly educationally, over the forthcoming years."

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