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Petitioning The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Dont shorten school holidays and longer school hours

Since the 2010 election where the conservative party won, Michael Gove has been the UK's education minister. Michael Gove has made a number of changes to the education policy in a desperate attempt to catch up with leading countries like China without actually knowing what it's like to be 1) A pupil 2) A teacher.
Michael Gove is changing policies left and right and center without properly thinking the impacts through. Being a secondary school student studying at private school, I know how hard it is for us to be able to keep up with the work demands, other secondary schools also put enough pressure on both pupils and teachers all ready.
Children always look forward to school holidays where they can hang out with their friends, relax and give themselves sometime off from the work that they have to deliver with the new O-Level GCSE style plan that was put in place by M Gove. We need to act now.

Letter to
The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Please do not shorten school holidays and do not longer school days.