Anyhow, I got to thinking, when I grew up, no matter the start time of the school, I would still have had to catch the only bus available to get me to school..and that was the 7am sardine can bus. So, if I began school at 9:45am or even 10am, I would have to sit around and wait for the gates to open?? So would the kids who still catch the only bus available to school from that area.
Would this mean the teachers are expected to get there early to let the kids in? The librarian perhaps? Who knows..
I am not sure if it is just a silly thing. I know a good rest and repair means your brain can function better to aide learning...but what about when these kids get to the end of High School and start, Heaven forbid, a job!! Some of the kids, may well already work, as I did in High School. But, you can't go expecting the career you choose to accommodate your staying up late at night and let you start later in the day...just because!! Even going to University, they cannot surely be expected to change class routines too.
A class in time management may well be suited to be introduced at school then. To manage study, work and play and yes, rest and relaxation time for the body. We had a study camp in Year 11 (Form 5) at High School, it certainly assisted me with my routine of study for Uni and for my work as a nurse now. Also, come to think of it, as a parent. Life skill is maybe a better phrase to use.
What are your thoughts my fellow bloggers? Changing start time is a good thing for these kids/young adults? Or is it just pampering and they need to be taught time management skills to better prepare them for the real world. Education, afterall, is there to give us the foundation to function in the career we choose. I am not so sure games and sms'ing would be a career choice.