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Petition to Theresa May MP, Richard Graham MP, UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Richard Johnson headteacher, Severn Vale School, Alex chalk, David drew

BAN homework in secondary school around England and the rest of the United Kingdom

They should ban homework in England in secondary schools because it is the most important years to be studying at school to get GCSE but if you have homework all the time you are missing out on learning. Plus you can spend hours doing the pieces of homeworks and the teachers might not mark them in which you don't know whether you are improving. Plus by doing no homework it would give the students more time to learn and have more time to be able to do stuff they enjoy like hobbies. And it should be up to kids how they revise. And the teachers to prepare the lessons instead of handing homework out in which it could improve learning because it wouldn't take up the time. And if you do your homework you never have time to go out with friends or family because they set to much homework and students go to school about 30 hours a week and spend more hours doing homework they should be able to relax there brains and having a break not doing work all the time.what happens if you win? Well it would stop homework which would give more time to students to do what they want like sports or there hobbies and socialising with other people like friends.and cause teachers can use the time to prepare the lessons instead of handing out homework in which student might not know what to do. and also they don’t give the help student need because they are interested in homework not the pupils progress and whether they are understanding the knowledge!  You spend hours doing it and the teachers don’t mark it which means that time you can be spending with your friends and family also they don’t realise that you only stay a kid for not long so you want to enjoy it. and homework does not help you get a GCSE so the teachers can help you more and stop giving detentions and help people to achieve and learn what they need  they never consult the parents or students and can set how much homework they want which it isn’t fair and this causes health problems because you are not doing fun things like hobbies  a number of health problems are: .heart problems  .anxiety  And another thing is schools set all this homework but then they don’t think socialising or spending time with your family is important like going to beaches so you have memories as you are only young for not long and school do not look at this and they set loads of homework way to much over the weekends but they don’t realise that you too want a break and spend time with family and friends and homework does not help you and it causes health problems  And even teachers get breaks over the weekends and go places so they need to take in consideration of students and they should just ban it so teachers can teach better and homework don’t help cause teachers harlf the time don’t even mark it! ALL HOMEWORK DOES IS CAUSE UNNACESSARY STRESS!!!   plus when you are worried about GCSE it does not help and can lead to anxiety and other mental health problems  Homework was introduced as a punishment but now generations are taking it too far and giving how much they want out and it’s not having an detrimental impact on them but the younger generations who will become successful but Homework is getting in the way  achieving to ban homework would mean a lot of things including more time to revise necessary stuff which will achive you good GCSE which homework doesnt !!!!! and you would also have more time to do sports you enjoy or hobbies and it will create a better environment and atmosphere at school as children should enjoy school but when you got that extra pressure of homework it does not help! there is also proof that it doesn’t help such as Finland they have no homework and they got better education including GCSE    HOMEWORK IS UNHEATHY and stops you from socialising and doing revision, revision classes  cause some student might not be able to do revision classes after school as the amount of pressure to do homework from the school cause student know if they don’t do it they get detentions etc   have emailed my local MP which is labour and he’s so say for the people of my constituency and he wasn’t interested and opiniated while they shouldn’t as they got elected to represent their constituents  enough is enough we need action fast 

Lee Sibley
2,517 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, UK Department for Education

Extend UK school holidays

I'm sorry to say that children and teenagers are working harder than ever these days. A single school day can feel like torture with all the school work we have to do, not to mention pricey commuting and collective punishment... the list goes on. Michael Gove's new, more demanding GCSEs have made us feel like robots. Overwork a machine and it malfunctions and overwork a human and he/she also breaks down. Harder exams and stricter schools are not the answer, in a new world where communication and understanding is the way to learn, not just learning how to answer an exam question. That is why I call for longer holidays across all schools in the UK, so here are some things we would like to see: 1) A longer, at least 8 week summer holiday (reasons below) 2) Break up earlier and come back later to school during half term, Christmas, and Easter to make sure all children get their standard break. 3) In High Schools, introduce some holidays, or at least a few days of if they have had something like an exam week or public exams, etc.   If this petition succeeds, then this should be done WITHOUT extending school hours or setting more national homework, as this would make school life even worse and is clearly not the right thing to do when today's children need more rest than ever.   If we do have to suffer with more demanding exams, then we must require more holidays to cope with them. The Uk's 6 week break is one of the world's shortest on the planet. Why can't we be like Finland with a 9 week holiday? They are among the happiest children in the world and we have some of the saddest, according to a  recent survet where we came 12th out of 13th. The most common argument against longer holidays is that "children would get bored". There are plenty of activities children and teens do in the holidays and trips abroad. I also believe that parents should be supported with this petition and also be allowed more time off to be with their children, so they can go on more trips or holidays etc. So if you want to get your well deserved break, then sign here!  

Elyas Brice
13 supporters