MPs to debate 10am start for secondary pupils

Next Monday, MPs will discuss whether teenage school pupils should start later than primary school children

According to the BBC, MPs are due to debate whether teenagers should start school later.

An online petition calling for later starts has 176,000 signatures.

On 11 February, MPs will discuss the possibility of them starting lessons at 10am.

In 2015, UK scientists claimed that starting at this time could be beneficial to secondary school pupils. Research has suggested that young people of this age have a later-running biological rhythm than children.

The petition reads: “Teenagers are so tired due to having to wake up very early to get to school.

“The government should require secondary schools to start later, which will lead to increased productivity at school.”

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