THESE parents claim they don’t care if they’re fined if they pull their kids out of school during school hours because it saves them thousands on bank holidays.
Shane and Brogan Cole have spent three holidays with their son Archie, 10, and daughter Ellie, 7, during which they have had to pay hundreds of pounds in penalties.
The family from Coventry, West Midlands, have been fined a staggering £480 for their holiday in Zante, Greece.
However, the influencer’s parents say they have no regrets as they save £2,000 by flying away during school terms.
They even posted a clip Tick tock in which they danced merrily and boasted: “[We] Saved 10 times [the fine] by going into semester time.”
Brogan, 29, said: “I told the school before we walked away and they just awarded me the fine.”
“The fine is £60 per person and we had until July 6 to pay it or it would double to £120 per person. And there are four of us, so that’s a lot of money.”
“Holiday companies make travel so expensive in the summer, that’s why we do it.”
She added that they feel the fines are unreasonable as they are only trying to take their own children on holiday and “create memories” with them.
Brogan also criticized schools for increasing travel expenses when people are under severe financial pressure.
In the comments, social media users expressed mixed opinions about the holiday hack.
One wrote: “We’re taking our boys to school next year and this will save us over £700 over the bank holidays.” [booking] it for the week before the semester.
Another added: “We’re expecting to too but saved £3,000 on our Florida holiday by going away during the May half year and the week after.”
However, others were quick to criticize the Coles, with one outraged: “Right, if the teacher spends all her time getting everyone on the same page, please don’t complain that your kid missed half the syllabus.”