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Return flight from East Midlands to Fuerteventura 15-22nd December Ryanair £68.78
Return flight from East Midlands to Fuerteventura 15-22nd December Ryanair £68.78

Return flight from East Midlands to Fuerteventura 15-22nd December Ryanair £68.78

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I've been looking for cheap pre Christmas summer sun and found these flights... my kids break up on Friday 16th this year so they will have a cold for last 2 days of term... they do next to nothing last 2 days before xmas at our primary school anyhow, so please no one start boring me about education blah blah

early flight out at 07:10 but I find these times better as you get the full seven days in resort and make your most of separately booked all inclusive!

Return flight at 12 midday which is ideal as for me as we get up, have breakfast and check out and no waiting around all day...

These can be combined with various all inclusive deals via travel republic website or others if you would rather book flights, accommodation transfers etc all with one company...

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Original Poster

Ryanair

16th i wish mine are 23rd. Great deal if urs finish then

My kids only get colds the week leading up to Christmas, it's a terrible time of year for germs and a great time of year to pick up a holiday bargain!

Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents can take their kids away on holiday !
What would happen then is that prices would be cheaper a week earlier than usual, and so some parents will start taking their kids out a few days before that i.e. 10 days before the 'proper' end of term....... and so on.
Is it any wonder that international tests show that British education, once the envy of most of the world, is now lagging far behind the 'primitive' systems of some Eastern European countries ?
Don't misunderstand, I do sympathise with the situation, but think that the fact most schools do nothing for the last week or so is a mistake, and leads to parents believing their children won't miss anything if they stay away - the schools should at least do proper course work for even 50% of the time, so that those who skip classes will actually suffer, and stop parents from treating school like a child minding service, and then complain if the teachers don't put any effort into the teaching.

Why do holiday deals always end up referencing schools and teachers! This is a good deal regardless of school holidays

Original Poster

Kamenitzabrit, please don't sympathise with my situation, I don't need the sympathy, I could write an essay or even a book if I chose to trade off my valuable life and more important to me my whole family life. I'll give you a few basic facts...
I can afford to take my kids in School holiday but I wouldn't choose to waste an extra 3K to holiday between Christmas and new year when the last 2 days at school consist of singing in church and a toy day... my wife has had several operations recently and we have decided to do this so please bore off with your one dimensional educational view.. meanwhile The three grand I've saved, I've actually already spent on extra tutoring for my children to enable them to be able to complete the entrance exams for the top 100 rated in U.K. Totally free to enter selective grammar school which is in catchment area of where we live...
I now feel like I'm writing a book in response to a boring one dimensional right or wrong and no inbetween analysis of family budget and opportunity cost analysis type of person

kamenitzabrit

Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents … Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents can take their kids away on holiday !What would happen then is that prices would be cheaper a week earlier than usual, and so some parents will start taking their kids out a few days before that i.e. 10 days before the 'proper' end of term....... and so on.Is it any wonder that international tests show that British education, once the envy of most of the world, is now lagging far behind the 'primitive' systems of some Eastern European countries ?Don't misunderstand, I do sympathise with the situation, but think that the fact most schools do nothing for the last week or so is a mistake, and leads to parents believing their children won't miss anything if they stay away - the schools should at least do proper course work for even 50% of the time, so that those who skip classes will actually suffer, and stop parents from treating school like a child minding service, and then complain if the teachers don't put any effort into the teaching.



Its helen lovejoy! Won't somebody please think of the children?! This is a deal, why whine about what some parents do and dont do?
Heat from me!

Heat added, as great price, but I dread to think what a 4.5 hour Ryanair flight is like, especially with kids.

Dress it up, minimise, justify, deny the consequences...it's still taking a child out of school when they're legally obliged to be there.

Sym0n

Heat added, as great price, but I dread to think what a 4.5 hour Ryanair … Heat added, as great price, but I dread to think what a 4.5 hour Ryanair flight is like, especially with kids.


No different than any other budget airline i reckon

kamenitzabrit

Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents … Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents can take their kids away on holiday !What would happen then is that prices would be cheaper a week earlier than usual, and so some parents will start taking their kids out a few days before that i.e. 10 days before the 'proper' end of term....... and so on.Is it any wonder that international tests show that British education, once the envy of most of the world, is now lagging far behind the 'primitive' systems of some Eastern European countries ?Don't misunderstand, I do sympathise with the situation, but think that the fact most schools do nothing for the last week or so is a mistake, and leads to parents believing their children won't miss anything if they stay away - the schools should at least do proper course work for even 50% of the time, so that those who skip classes will actually suffer, and stop parents from treating school like a child minding service, and then complain if the teachers don't put any effort into the teaching.



​If taking a kid out for a few days is disruptive, how do they deal with the gap between the top and bottom students in that class?

The education system as it is now is a farse.

edwardo1973

Dress it up, minimise, justify, deny the consequences...it's still taking … Dress it up, minimise, justify, deny the consequences...it's still taking a child out of school when they're legally obliged to be there.



​Actually, they are legally obliged to be educated, not to be in a school. Now there is nothing to be said about teaching half yourself, and half in a school... BUT it's the school that won't have this because they only care/can handle full time students (for the most).

Its the school that "suffers", not the child's education.

MrHot

​If taking a kid out for a few days is disruptive, how do they deal with t … ​If taking a kid out for a few days is disruptive, how do they deal with the gap between the top and bottom students in that class?The education system as it is now is a farse.



The irony of that last statement is palpable!X)

natlor

No different than any other budget airline i reckon



​That's my point. 4.5 hours...

edwardo1973

Dress it up, minimise, justify, deny the consequences...it's still taking … Dress it up, minimise, justify, deny the consequences...it's still taking a child out of school when they're legally obliged to be there.


Will do thanks for the advice

Hold the fries with the Big Mac...

as a teacher, it is true.... nothing will be done for the last 2/3 days of school

nirvanerd

as a teacher, it is true.... nothing will be done for the last 2/3 days … as a teacher, it is true.... nothing will be done for the last 2/3 days of school



As a teacher I'd at least expect you to start your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop

Too many school time holidays maybe.

kamenitzabrit

Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents … Brilliant idea- all schools close a week earlier than usual, so parents can take their kids away on holiday !What would happen then is that prices would be cheaper a week earlier than usual, and so some parents will start taking their kids out a few days before that i.e. 10 days before the 'proper' end of term....... and so on.Is it any wonder that international tests show that British education, once the envy of most of the world, is now lagging far behind the 'primitive' systems of some Eastern European countries ?Don't misunderstand, I do sympathise with the situation, but think that the fact most schools do nothing for the last week or so is a mistake, and leads to parents believing their children won't miss anything if they stay away - the schools should at least do proper course work for even 50% of the time, so that those who skip classes will actually suffer, and stop parents from treating school like a child minding service, and then complain if the teachers don't put any effort into the teaching.


Yes our education was once envy of world in the past even though kids had term time holidays. Maybe we should return to letting kids have some term time leave .As it seemed to work in past

Edited by: "0scar222" 4th Oct 2016

natlor

No different than any other budget airline i reckon


And probably better than a lot of the non 'budget' airlines that some people think are so fantastic like Thomson, Thomas Cook etc. At least with Ryanair if you want a drink or a sandwich you can buy it for a few quid, unlike having to pre-book and pay for an overpriced 3 course dose of airline food. Their legroom and comfort is just as good (sometimes better) than many others, and their 'on-time' record is impeccable. I get so fed up hearing people knocking Ryanair and others. But it works for me if people want to spend a fortune on an alternative airline, and leave the cheap seats for the rest of us who'd rather spend the money on the holiday itself than the transport to and from.


On a separate matter... if you're going to Fuerteventura check out Origo Mare resort, it's like a Center Parcs in the sun - on-site waterpark, great entertainment, fantastic accommodation. Need a car to get there though as it's isolated (Autoriesen are the best in the Canaries). It's my kids' second favourite holiday destination in the world, after Disney World!

markozzy

I've been looking for cheap pre Christmas summer sun and found … I've been looking for cheap pre Christmas summer sun and found these flights... my kids break up on Friday 16th this year so they will have a cold for last 2 days of term... they do next to nothing last 2 days before xmas at our primary school anyhow, so please no one start boring me about education blah blah early flight out at 07:10 but I find these times better as you get the full seven days in resort and make your most of separately booked all inclusive! Return flight at 12 midday which is ideal as for me as we get up, have breakfast and check out and no waiting around all day...These can be combined with various all inclusive deals via travel republic website or others if you would rather book flights, accommodation transfers etc all with one company...

you tell them At least you take your kids away unlike some parents who can afford too but dont.I dont see problem in few days leave from school as travel is also an education in its self .
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