Yup, you read it right, I’m sending my eldest to summer school. A month or so ago we received a letter from P1s school offering her a place for the summer school. I think this is only offered to a select amount of children who require extra help with school work. P1 is struggling which the school are on top of which is excellent.
I was really torn about sending her to summer school. It wasn’t compulsory and to be honest we needed the break from school runs after a hard few weeks of walking to and from school twice a day. But then on the other hand, this summer school was being offered to benefit her and so we couldn’t really say no.
The summer school is for five days. It starts at the usual school time of 8:50am and she has learning up until lunch time. She’ll then have lunch and head off to the After School Club that is running. P1 goes to this once a week and adores her time there, so she is pretty excited about having extra time there during summer school. We don’t have to pick her up until 6pm! It’s a long day. 9 hours!
P1 is really excited about it. But now that the day has arrived I feel sick. Part of me wants to make an excuse and keep her at home because it’s the holidays. It’s time for fun and although we have some things planned for this week, I feel like P1 should be joining us for those too. I feel very torn still even though she’s heading off this morning. I feel a little bit cheated of our school holidays.
Has your child ever been to a summer school at their school?