Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lie-in for teenagers

Teenagers benefit from a lie-in
"A school that has allowed its pupils to start the day an hour later says it has seen absenteeism decline." [BBC News - Monday, 22 March 2010]
Not sure why anyone might find this surprising. Time is an artificial construct, simply a way in which we can all agree on a common point of reference in order to make sure we don't miss kick off. The idea that we all perform well because we are awoken at a similar time makes no more sense than the idea that  testing all children at a given time on a given date is in some way egalitarian.
I'm surprised that they've not mentioned how beneficial a day in bed can be for adults too. 

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