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Do you think schools should ban homework to reduce depression? One UK school is thinking about it

The school is also introducing meditation classes and giving students further to walk between lessons.

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ONE OF THE most prestigious schools in Britain is considering banning homework to help reduce student’s stress.

The principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College says she thinks there’s an “epidemic” of anxiety and depression among teenagers.

Principal Eve Jardine-Young told The Times she is considering scrapping homework in a bid to prevent mental illnesses in their teenage pupils.

We’ve created this epidemic of anxiety for ourselves as a society, and if our obligation as educators is to try to the best of our ability to set young people up as best we can for whatever the future may hold, then to ignore this whole area or to trivialise it is really irresponsible.

From September the school will introduce meditation classes and give students twice as long to walk between classrooms for lessons.

The school is considering university-style learning where pupils read up on material before classes.

Teachers are also being trained to spot mental illness.

What do you think, Should homework be banned to reduce depression in students? 


Poll Results:

Yes (2674)
No (2414)
I don't know (394)



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