Craig K, On Air — June 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm — Updated: June 8, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Schools to finish early for England v Wales ?

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A principal from a school in Southampton, England has wrote to parents this week allowing school pupil to leave early at 12:40pm to watch England vs Wales in the Euro 2016 football championships.

In a letter he wrote:

As you are probably aware, on Thursday 16th June England are playing Wales in their second Group B match in the European Championship.

After some thought we have decided that it would be sensible to finish at lunchtime on this day. This will give students plenty of time to get home and watch the match.

I recognise that some children are not particularly interested in football and some parents will not want their children to leave school at 12.40.

To help with this, the Academy will remain open in the afternoon for students who wish to stay.

It is understood that parents at the school have previously been fined for unauthorised absences.

Do you think its right that children should be let home early to watch the football or do you think school is more important ?

Should children be let home from school early to watch England vs Wales ?

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