Primary schools across the country are preparing for the last day of school before the start of the early Christmas holidays. Schools will close a week in advance to prevent an increase in the number of infections.
Christmas breakfasts and Christmas celebrations are organized at the last minute. This is also the case at de Tourmalijn Primary School in Pavel. The director says it changed to Yan Heerin Radio NOS 1 News He saw the early closure coming. “Although the minister indicated his desire to keep schools open at all times, you quickly noticed that things were going in a different direction,” he says.
At his school, an average of 12 children use emergency care every day. “This is out of a total of 300 students,” he explained. Heeren says he’s now basically using the extra time to get rid of the late administration. All faculty will have to work as usual next week.
He cannot assess whether closing schools is a good idea. “If parents stick to the deal to stay in their family bubble, I understand that. But if all parents go on vacation and visit the big holiday parks, I wonder where that policy will lead.” But at the same time, he also sees an increase in the number of infections in his school. “That means I had to leave several groups at home from Monday.”
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