From London: 7 Nights in Kefalonia 16-23rd May Inc luggage, hotel, flights and transfers £82.60pp - £330.40 total (based on 4 people) @ Thomson Holidays
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From London: 7 Nights in Kefalonia 16-23rd May Inc luggage, hotel, flights and transfers £82.60pp - £330.40 total (based on 4 people) @ Thomson Holidays

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Found 29th Apr 2017
Absolute bargain for either 2 adults and 2 children (if they are under school age) or 4 adults for just £82.60pp/just over £330 for all. For such a cheap price I was expecting a rubbish apartment but the one included has amazing reviews tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml

It's only a small low key place but ideal for those that want a more traditional Greek holiday.

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Are children not at school being educated at that time in May?
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Are children not at school being educated at that time in May?



Not if they are under school age. I have posted some school holiday deals for August previously which may suit those with kids in school.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 29th Apr 2017
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Are children not at school being educated at that time in May?



Worth the fine, if they bother. We took a 10 year old out of school in May last year for a holiday, nowt happened. Mind you she had 100% attendance.
the OP did say for kids under school age!
Kefalonia is really nice. Good deal
Heat
can't get the 'Get Deal' link to open (just says affiliate something or other) and the link you posted is for apartments not the hotel listed by you?
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joesmum

can't get the 'Get Deal' link to open (just says affiliate something or … can't get the 'Get Deal' link to open (just says affiliate something or other) and the link you posted is for apartments not the hotel listed by you?



That's odd, the Tripadvisor link seems to have the same location and details, I've checked the screen shots and I seemed to have an extra one in there so the one that is there now is the right one.

This is the link from Thomson to the hotel thomson.co.uk/des…tml

If you click the link to the reviews on Tripadvisor from the Thomson website it takes you to the same link I provided.
Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 29th Apr 2017
Not getting that price at all, is it including London airports?
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Are children not at school being educated at that time in May?



LMAO, who the hell would give a crap about that? Seriously..
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kmnh

Not getting that price at all, is it including London airports?



Seems that date is sold out, but 7th May is the same price if you can do that date. The 24th May is a little more expensive at £112.
tek-monkey

Worth the fine, if they bother. We took a 10 year old out of school in … Worth the fine, if they bother. We took a 10 year old out of school in May last year for a holiday, nowt happened. Mind you she had 100% attendance.


ritchiedrama

LMAO, who the hell would give a crap about that? Seriously..



As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do.

More than that, kids who are taken out of school for a week will find it considerably difficult to catch up on the work they've missed; many simply don't. Parents who regularly take their kids on holidays during term time will almost certainly find their children less capable and less engaged with their classmates.

No matter if you don't "give a crap" it breeds needless discomfort and trouble for the kids.

Edit: same goes for children who are kept out of school because it's their birthday, their sibling's birthday, their pet's birthday and all the other airtight excuses we hear.
Edited by: "windoze22" 30th Apr 2017
windoze22

As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids … As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids who are taken out of school for a week will find it considerably difficult to catch up on the work they've missed; many simply don't. Parents who regularly take their kids on holidays during term time will almost certainly find their children less capable and less engaged with their classmates. No matter if you don't "give a crap" it breeds needless discomfort and trouble for the kids.Edit: same goes for children who are kept out of school because it's their birthday, their sibling's birthday, their pet's birthday and all the other airtight excuses we hear.



Well as a parent, I would think spending unforgettable time with your children is more important. I remember my holidays with my parents like it was yesterday, they still make me smile. It's crazy how stupid our education system is getting. They're almost taking control of our lives. Imagine if we all had to take the exact same time of to go on holiday? Chaos.
windoze22

As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids … As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids who are taken out of school for a week will find it considerably difficult to catch up on the work they've missed; many simply don't. Parents who regularly take their kids on holidays during term time will almost certainly find their children less capable and less engaged with their classmates. No matter if you don't "give a crap" it breeds needless discomfort and trouble for the kids.Edit: same goes for children who are kept out of school because it's their birthday, their sibling's birthday, their pet's birthday and all the other airtight excuses we hear.



​What about the kids who are slower? or the ones being held behind because they are faster?

What about in younger years when there is a larger difference between the oldest and youngest in the year?

I guess it's hard if someone wants to do the easy option of running the same thing for everyone each lesson, but sadly this just doesn't seem to work as everyone complains about **** like this anyway.

The whole system needs a shake up, and it will make it harder for yourselves, but making it easier for you should not be the endgame.
StottyUTA

Well as a parent, I would think spending unforgettable time with your … Well as a parent, I would think spending unforgettable time with your children is more important. I remember my holidays with my parents like it was yesterday, they still make me smile. It's crazy how stupid our education system is getting. They're almost taking control of our lives. Imagine if we all had to take the exact same time of to go on holiday? Chaos.



​They're just trying to maintain the cheap single faced lesson plans, if it worked we could just replace it with robots anyway.

We need to remove school holidays and give kids a holiday allocation like us adults.

Then leave it to the teacher/schools to figure out to educate around that, its their job to do so anyway. They're experts after all?
rachelandgromit

That's odd, the Tripadvisor link seems to have the same location and … That's odd, the Tripadvisor link seems to have the same location and details, I've checked the screen shots and I seemed to have an extra one in there so the one that is there now is the right one.This is the link from Thomson to the hotel http://www.thomson.co.uk/destinations/europe/greece/kefalonia/katelios/apartments/philoxenia-studios-and-apartments.htmlIf you click the link to the reviews on Tripadvisor from the Thomson website it takes you to the same link I provided.



thanks Rachel, new link still not working but I have the gist of the holiday, having just booked an expensive holiday in June I shouldn't really be looking at this!
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joesmum

thanks Rachel, new link still not working but I have the gist of the … thanks Rachel, new link still not working but I have the gist of the holiday, having just booked an expensive holiday in June I shouldn't really be looking at this!



I'm surprised it's still available at this price, such a bargain. I've no idea why the link isn't working. Very strange . . .
windoze22

As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids … As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids who are taken out of school for a week will find it considerably difficult to catch up on the work they've missed; many simply don't. Parents who regularly take their kids on holidays during term time will almost certainly find their children less capable and less engaged with their classmates. No matter if you don't "give a crap" it breeds needless discomfort and trouble for the kids.Edit: same goes for children who are kept out of school because it's their birthday, their sibling's birthday, their pet's birthday and all the other airtight excuses we hear.



Except the research shows the opposite.

New research, however, by the Times Educational Supplement has shown there is little impact on a child’s education, with them even going as far suggesting not taking enough holiday could actually affect performance adversely instead.

The study, which was carried out by physicist Beccy Smith, looked at records from 2009 to 2014.

The figure showed that 78.7 per cent of pupils who took no authorised term-time holiday were at the level they should be by the end of primary school.

However, the number was 82.2 per cent for families who took between one to twenty days holiday during term time.


Edited by: "xtightgitx" 30th Apr 2017
windoze22

As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids … As a teacher, I can assure you that educators do. More than that, kids who are taken out of school for a week will find it considerably difficult to catch up on the work they've missed; many simply don't. Parents who regularly take their kids on holidays during term time will almost certainly find their children less capable and less engaged with their classmates. No matter if you don't "give a crap" it breeds needless discomfort and trouble for the kids.Edit: same goes for children who are kept out of school because it's their birthday, their sibling's birthday, their pet's birthday and all the other airtight excuses we hear.



​Agree totally with you miss! I would never allow my kids to be on holiday during term times when they should be getting an eduction.
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