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School holidays

The long school summer holiday. Is it a welcome break from routine or a child-care nightmare?

Today’s programme is dedicated to the challenges and joys of the long summer weeks out of school. Is boredom good? Will children fall behind on their learning? How can you be sure your teenagers are safe while you’re at work? Jane also hears about the impact of holiday food poverty on children with parents on low incomes. Plus minimalist camping tips to get children off their screens and outside.
Jane is joined by:
Juliet Benis, Primary Head Teacher
Carmel McConnell MBE, Founder of Magic Breakfast
Dr Laura Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of West England
Briony Hartley author of Minimalist Family Camping:
Dee Holmes young persons, family and children’s Counsellor for Relate

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Caroline Donne

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