Biggar dad Mark Attwood hits out at number of school holidays

Mark Attwood (45) from Wiston outside Biggar High School'2/4/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Mark Attwood (45) from Wiston outside Biggar High School'2/4/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

THE majority of school children will no doubt have been rejoicing at the number of days off they have enjoyed.

However, for others it will mean a huge cut in teaching time between now and the most important exams of their lives.

And the number of holidays in the run-up to his son’s Higher exams has left Biggar parent Mark Attwood fuming.

He believes that the lack of time teachers will be able to spend with their pupils, including his son James, could leave many pupils struggling with their Highers.

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