Friday, May 11, 2007

I am going to stretch you, Tompkins

The government has announced a programme of university-run summer schools to "stretch the brightest pupils".

No doubt many youngsters will enjoy them, even if stretching sounds like the sort of thing that Flashman did to Tom Brown on a wet afternoon.

But the question we should be asking is why bright children are not properly catered for by the education they get during term time.

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