Month: June 2020

14 June 2020 By Paul Martin

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By far the majority of British children will not go back to school till September. A top children’s doctor says the young people’s absence from school, and their parents’ fears, are causing far more harm than the ‘minimal’ risk that would come from their immediate return.

11 June 2020 By Paul Martin

A top British doctor specialising in infectious diseases in children has called for the return of all children to school immediately. She says the risks are minimal compared with the dangers to them in their continuing absence from the school environment. Meanwhile a recently published study from Ireland showed that six children who had Covid-19 […]

Young children in Britain are usually being made to keep socially distant from each other at school. But in the Netherlands schoolchildren are, literally and figuratively, much closer.

10 June 2020 By Paul Martin

In Dutch schools, for pupils under 12, there is no government requirement for social distancing between the children. In Britain, where Reception Classes and Year Six Classes began this week (June 11), there is.

Have the Dutch have got it right, and the British got it wrong?