SPANISH students currently enjoy the longest school holidays in Europe, going a whopping three months with no classes… but that might be about to change.
At the moment, children in Spain get a break from mid-June until mid-September.
However, a growing number of organisations are calling for schools to cut their summer break after Carlos Martinez, the head of the IMF’s business school, said it was affecting their development.
“There is evidence children simply forget how to study,” said Martinez.
“Long holidays also have an impact on working parents who are unable to take time off.
“It is not surprising that these groups are calling for change.”
As well as having the longest summer holidays, Spaniards also enjoy more bank holidays than anywhere else, with 10 national and two regional days off each year.
CEAPA, a parents representative group, has lined up a proposal to spread out holiday days more evenly throughout the year in line with our European neighbours who, on average, get more time off at Christmas and Easter.