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Is this a school holiday or are students expected to do school work?

The start of the Easter break may have been brought forward, but nothing about the present circumstances could be described as normal. The usual holiday activities - trips off-island, visits and outings, spending time with friends - have all been significantly limited to protect our community from the spread of coronavirus. Whilst time spent with family would be a usual feature of school holidays, the current reduction in activities and the isolation and social distancing requirements are likely to put added pressure on families.

During any usual school holiday, we would expect secondary school students to be engaged in learning, educational activities and home study. We would expect the same now - it is even more important given the longer time away from formal schooling. As always, educational activities during school holidays - usual or extended - will depend on age, aptitudes, interests and personal or home circumstances, which need to be taken into account.