By Jane Trask

COMMENT

As a school teacher by trade, I've always had a love-hate relationship with school holidays. I used to spend the entire term counting down to the two-week break only to struggle when it arrived. Pre-children it was a lot easier. I could lie in bed watching trash TV one day and then pop into school the next to get on top of planning, marking and choreography for the next term.

As teachers, we would always joke how lovely and quiet the school was when the students were away. Catching up on appointments and friends, cooking slightly

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