Sleep like a teen


Teenagers like to sleep. A lot. And they need to sleep a lot. They have different circadian rhythms which is why it is so hard to drag them out of bed before noon and why they are up into the small hours.

Headteacher Guy Holloway, of Hampton House School in East Molesey, has taken the brave decision to change the school hours for sixth formers from 1.30 pm to 7.00 pm. This would suit all three of my teenagers so much – two lads doing A levels and a girl doing GCSEs…

But then how would they deal with exams at 9.00 am? It’s an interesting one.

An advantage of home schooling maybe.

What do we reckon?


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