Rejected petition Shorten the school summer holidays from 6 weeks and increase the length of half terms

Prolonged time away from school has been proven to be detrimental to children's education. The covid crisis has resulted in schools remote learning which is not as effective as face to face learning and may also be detrimental to children’s well-being.

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