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Thousands are skipping school for family trips

Gareth Parker
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Thousands of West Australian students have been pulled out of classrooms by their parents to attended family holidays.

Around 7,000 public school students skipped school for a holiday, but the experts say their missing out on essential information and it shouldn’t be up to the teachers to make up for the lost learning time.

“We do have some very strong research… that demonstrates each day out of the classroom does make a difference to the progress that young people make with their schooling,” says Martin Clery, the acting Executive Director of the Statewide Services at the WA Department of Education.

Steve and Baz asked the 6PR Breakfast listeners: Have you taken your kids out of school and what did they learn from the holiday?

Gareth Parker
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