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School’s out for summer

Remember the days of the old school yard? More likely you remember those hazy lazy days of summer which seemed to stretch on forever and there was nothing to do but play – but many of the children of yesteryear are parents today and the long summer days pose a huge problem: what to do with the kids? In an ideal world at least one parent would be around to relax and spend quality time with their offspring, but tell that to the bank manager when the mortgage needs to be paid.

Today more and more local councils are organising summer camps and activities for local children. But is that enough, or should there be a more comprehensive selection of holiday activities for kids?
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Mario, Buenavista

I have two sons and they are having swimming classes in the morning and then they go to the local recreation centre, where they play with their friends until about 2 pm.  The town here is quite well organised, but I think holidays are really very long and when they are only half over the children themselves feel bored.  They should be spread more throughout the year.



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