The question of homework or no homework for school pupils

How much homework should kids be getting? How much is too much?

Some argue that children these days spend far too much time doing homework and it eats into family time.

There are schools which have begun to introduce no homework for learners but some feel pupils will be losing out on essential work.

Azania Mosaka speaks to the Headmaster at De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School Neil Berndsen to understand the importance of homework and how much work should be given to pupils.

Homework that requires pupils to work late into the evening could be making them tired and anxious.

What I have noticed and my colleagues have noticed over the last two years is that more and more children are arriving at school in a very anxious state.

Neil Berndsen, Headmaster De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School

We've always understood that a happy child learns best. And when a child is in a happy frame of mind then their academic capabilities will truly be shown.

Neil Berndsen, Headmaster De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School

Over the last years, children have arrived very very tired, often demotivated.

Neil Berndsen, Headmaster De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School

Listen to how the restructuring of homework in this school has helped pupils...


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