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Watching the match in school on Thursday

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nostaples Tue 14-Jun-16 22:54:46

Is your child's school doing this and if so, how do you feel about it? How would you feel if an independent school did this?

mummytime Wed 15-Jun-16 06:30:14

Which year group?
Have they finished their end of year exams?
Is there an alternative for those who don't want to?
What would they be doing otherwise?

A very high achieving local private school, openly only really does "fun" stuff after the summer half-term (until GCSE years), as they've done their end of year exams. So watching the match as an option compared with extended cooking, playing table tennis or taking part in a scratch play, doesn't sound too bad.
At my state school, we used to spend a bit of time watching Wimbledon.

SAHDthatsall Wed 15-Jun-16 09:05:32

Not that I've heard yet but hope so!!
(SW London Indie)

Balletgirlmum Wed 15-Jun-16 09:07:11

Ds is hoping that his independent school will let them watch thematch. A tv has appeared in the dining room.

His Indy junior school let them watch the last World Cup.

Stickerrocks Wed 15-Jun-16 17:28:06

I would be furious if DD's school did this, whether we were fee paying or state. Nobody was offered time off during the rugby world cup! I hate the general assumption that everyone loves football and is interested.

I work in professional training. We've been told that we are not allowed to finish early on Thursday and any absentees in the afternoon must be reported to their employer, except for one company which we have to make an exception for. That has annoyed me, as we'll be the ones expected to run through all the material they miss on a one to one basis the next day.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 15-Jun-16 17:32:35

Children have been offered this treat as a reward - I have no issue with it - she works hard all year and they have very few treats or outings.

PigeonPie Wed 15-Jun-16 17:32:56

We've had a message from school today (state primary) saying that we can give permission for them to watch the match and come home later (4pm).

I gave both my DSs the option to watch it and they've both turned it down!

SAHDthatsall Wed 15-Jun-16 17:34:26

You could say that about any minor sport like rugby compared with a major sport like football. There would always be someone that isn't interested. No one missed classes for the croquet World Champs did they? If rugby fans had a chip on their other shoulder (also about football) then they'd present a more balanced view grin

insan1tyscartching Wed 15-Jun-16 17:45:24

It's optional at dd's secondary school,if you choose not to watch lessons continue as normal. I've no strong feelings either way, it's an hour (so one lesson missed at dd's school as lunch break finishes at 2.10) but school is screening the whole match for those who want to watch. I'd imagine that the alternative would be masses of children skipping the afternoon in dd's school otherwise.
Dd won't watch she has no interest, she's looking forward to a quiet maths lesson as it's boy heavy in top set maths.

Badbadbunny Wed 15-Jun-16 21:01:36

If tomorrow wasn't bad enough, our son and his class watched this afternoon's match because their normal teacher was absent and didn't set any work for the cover teacher, who set up the footie on the classroom white board for them instead!

And there was me, I thought I remembered the politicians and teachers arguing that every lesson was important and couldn't be missed when they were arguing for term time fines for absence!

One rule for them, and another for us it seems!

DirtyBlonde Wed 15-Jun-16 21:03:35

I read the thread title, and first thought was "what match?"

I'm guessing it's football, and that England are playing someone.

And no, school isn't doing anything.

Balletgirlmum Wed 15-Jun-16 22:09:31

My company is closing at lunchtime tomorrow

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 15-Jun-16 22:11:30

I'd feel quite happy about it.

SaltyMyDear Wed 15-Jun-16 22:13:05

DDs school is closing early for it.

I think it sends out a dreadful message. That school isn't really that important. That football is more important.

donkir Wed 15-Jun-16 22:14:52

My son is year 9 and has important exams coming up but they're watching it.
To be honest I'm a bit annoyed by it. All the flack we get as parents if they don't do hw, are sick or have an appointment yet they're quite happy for them to watch a football match instead of studying. They might as well send them home early that way I can at least have control over it.

Balletgirlmum Wed 15-Jun-16 22:18:38

Exams were last week for both my children so lessons this week are mostly getting results.

And ds's school has watched rugby as thE PE teachers son plays for England.

SlightlyCrumpled Wed 15-Jun-16 22:28:17

Exams all done here too (yr 10) so am surprisingly happy about this. The kids all seem to be looking forward to it & have renewed enthusiasm for the headteacher grin

I have two other children & different schools & they are also allowed to watch it. None are closing early though.

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