A mother has explained why she believes taking her children out of school during school hours can be better than a week in the classroom.
Hannah West, mother of two, takes her kids out of school to go on a skiing vacation.
Most vacationers know that family vacations are cheaper during school, but Hannah has revealed other added benefits of traveling during school.
In a video she posted to her TikTok channel, Adventuresofthewests, she said, “For us, skiing during school days is the only way we can ski with our kids.”
“The difference in price of skiing during school holidays compared to school holidays is insane – it’s thousands of pounds really.
“It’s such a wonderful family holiday and a skill we really wish our children could have.
“And we truly believe that what they’ll get from a week of skiing is a lot more than what they’ll get from a week of school.
“Our kids work hard in school, they work hard outside of school and their attendance is really high so we’re certainly not suggesting they would miss school for anything.
“We really believe that sometimes adventure is just more important.”
The video has been viewed more than 12,000 times and liked by 700 people, with users going into the comments to express their own opinions.
One wrote: “We did this every year while our daughter was in elementary school it’s such a great experience for her.”
Another added: “A week of skiing has far more pros than cons and exposure to different languages too.”
While a third said: “My parents would do the same for me and my sister.
“Learning to ski is such a valuable skill and those memories will last a lifetime!”
Hannah isn’t the only mother who feels positive about taking her child to school.
Faith Skeen, from South Texas, takes her two children, Chris, 15, and Zach, 11, out of school to go on vacations, attend music concerts, and visit relatives.
She told Sun Online Travel, “I don’t think that unwavering participation is the best thing for children when they are young, and I don’t think the school system should have such a wide reach into our homes.”
Clinical psychologist Carla Marie Manly has argued that taking children abroad outside of school holidays provides a better experience.
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