There has been a call for school holidays to be extended this Christmas.
The call was made by Labour party Education spokesperson Aodhain O’Riordain.
He says many students and staff have struggled with burnout and high stress levels in recent months.
The party is calling on the Education Minister to consider closing them on December 18th, to give staff and students an extra break.
Education Minister Norma Foley is due before the Oireachtas Education Committee later to discuss schools and the impact of Covid-19.
Deputy O’Riordain says a longer festive break is something the Minister should look at.
The Minister has not yet indicated if she is open to such a move.Tags: