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EURO 2016 - should children watch Eng vs Wales at school

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OX3Mum Mon 13-Jun-16 21:05:36

My football loving kids are distraught that their primary school isn't showing the England vs Wales Euro 2016 match this Thursday at 2pm - apparently for 'technical reasons'. Are any other primary schools showing it /letting kids go home early - or are there going to be loads of kids going home sick this Thursday lunchtime...?

wasonthelist Mon 13-Jun-16 21:06:48

Pathetic - they can wait and watch it when they get home.

GrimmauldPlace Mon 13-Jun-16 21:07:51

DS's school are letting them watch it in the hall. DS is gutted though as he's going on a class trip that day so will miss the first half.

Privilegeismine Mon 13-Jun-16 21:10:07

My school is streaming it into classrooms, so my year 3's will be watching it. DC's primary school is also streaming it into classrooms. DD1 (secondary) is doing a condensed day and finishing at 1:30.

switswoo81 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:10:41

My first teaching job was in a boys school. Ireland was in the World Cup, we all watched it in the hall on a tiny tv. Principal ordered chips and sausages to be delivered.

Now I know that sacrilege according to many here, waste of time, fatty food but it was a fantastic day( pity the team were shite!)

araiba Mon 13-Jun-16 21:11:10

of course they should watch it

EatShitDerek Mon 13-Jun-16 21:11:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lavenderdoilly Mon 13-Jun-16 21:12:01

Pity the technical reasons spoiled it. It's a fun one off event that they can enjoy and chat about. Even throw in some maths - percentages, stats. My non football loving dd is loving the theatre of it.

passingthrough1 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:12:20

I remember watching an England game at exam tables and as soon as it was over we took a GCSE. I'd like to think most schools would show it.

Cabrinha Mon 13-Jun-16 21:12:58

Well it's a nice thing to do.
But there's no should about it.
It's a regular if infrequent event of limited appeal.
Hardly an unmissable thing.

TheNaze73 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:15:38

That's a shame OP. My daughters school are letting them watch the first half & pick up is at half time or they can stay & watch the second half. I'm pleased they're letting them do this.

fuctifino Mon 13-Jun-16 21:17:48

They're showing it at the school I work at, ages 11-18.

lavenderdoilly Mon 13-Jun-16 21:18:18

Cabrinha, Wales never usually qualify and it'll be a historic match. But if you ain't into it you ain't into it.

Grilledaubergines Mon 13-Jun-16 21:18:57

DC school are letting them watch it in the hall and if they want to leave and watch the second half at home they can hot foot it at half time

nagynolonger Mon 13-Jun-16 21:21:54

My DC are all cricket and rugby mad. I don't think anyone ever expected school to stop so that the entire school could watch those sports.

Having said that can't see it doing much harm. I do think other things should be on offer for the DC who don't want to watch.

Cabrinha Mon 13-Jun-16 21:22:19

Lavender, I know that - but thanks (genuine, that might sound sarcastic without tone!)

Like I say - it's a nice thing to do. But I still don't see any "should" about it.

There are many sporting events through the year and often they'll be unusual.

I love the idea of a school doing it, think you could do a lot with it educationally. But still don't think it's Unreasonable of a school not to do it.

No reason why the kids can't experience a bit of the Likely Lads situation and watch it on catch up at home! grin

Ameliablue Mon 13-Jun-16 21:22:48

I think I'd rather have stood in the corner reciting my times table.

noblegiraffe Mon 13-Jun-16 21:24:51

DS's school is showing it (primary). He is annoyed and thinks it will be boring as he hates football. It'll be quite a long thing to sit through if you're not into it.

Backingvocals Mon 13-Jun-16 21:25:41

No way. I really disagree with that. Football is actually just football. And yes perhaps it could be used in an educational way but so could lots of things and school doesn't stop for them. I guess no one would be suggesting similar for a female dominated enterprise.

BigBollards Mon 13-Jun-16 21:26:49

Personally, I think it's unnecessary but football is very low down on my list of priorities. However, every time I've known a school to show a big football match or close early for one, it's in acknowledgement of the fact that so many kids will simply skive otherwise.

araiba Mon 13-Jun-16 21:30:30

football is part of british culture

england are playing wales

in the european championships

massive event

let them watch it

Grilledaubergines Mon 13-Jun-16 21:32:06

backing oh come on. This is not a male female thing.

If it were I could perhaps agree and ponder as to why all sports at DC school are open to male and female, except those which are only open to females.

blueemerald Mon 13-Jun-16 21:33:46

The school I teach at is showing it but it's not compulsory viewing. The match is on during our afternoon enrichment time (small SEMH school) and will be one of the options alongside art club, playing football and table tennis.

JasperDamerel Mon 13-Jun-16 21:34:39

It wouldn't have occurred to me that the children might watch it at school. I don't really see why they should, but both my kids dislike football, so they'd rather do normal lessons.

starry0ne Mon 13-Jun-16 21:35:38

I have no idea...I have enough trouble finding out why DS has done never mind what he is going to do..

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