UK Schools to start at 10am

UK Schools to start at 10am

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Secondary school pupil's mental health has been majorly decreasing over the generations. in 2019, One in 5 children experience mental health issues in the US alone, nevermind in the UK. 80% of Highschool students in desperate need of mental health support, will not get the correct support or just will not reach out due to fear of judgement from peers, teachers, parents etc. This is a statistic we NEED to change as a generation. There are many things we can do to help that, for example trying to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness, try to bring awareness through working with pupils in workshops.

Many schools have this in place, however, normally with little to no impact at all. whether a child reaches out or not; chronic absence, not achieving potential, misbehaviour is always a risk of happening. These things could be worked against productively.

In my personal opinion, as a student myself, I think the school day would benefit to start later, at 10am, compared to many starting from 8:25-9 am. Key changes in sleep patterns and needs during puberty in adolescence can contribute to excessive sleepiness, which can extremely affect daytime functioning. With that daytime functioning going downhill, that's where mental illness can present itself. That extra hour or more may create a positive impact of student grades and mental health.

I really hope as we petition, we can grow together as a group to do more studies towards it and have an end result which may help future generations to come to decrease mental health issues and increase grades!

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