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Summer lovin'

The Education Secretary Michael Gove suggested last week that the school holiday system in England was in need of change. He would like to make summer holidays shorter as he thinks this would be easier for parents as well as increasing student progress.

So what do you think? Can kids benefit from freedom and the excitement of those seemingly endless days of summer? Or would more classroom based learning be a better use of time?