We’ve been discussing this case, which hit the headlines in the UK some months ago (click on the picture to watch the video with subtitles):
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The case reached the Supreme Court, and this was the result:
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Over to you:
- What are your views on this? Is it reasonable / unreasonable for parents to take their children on holiday when they’re supposed to be attending school?
- Do you know of any cases where this happens? Does it tend to be justified?
- What is the effect of such holidays on students? On their classmates? On their teachers?