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    I was working all weekend....helping out with the school Silver DofE in New Forest.

    Out of interest, why do boarding schools work on a bank holiday? Surely the staff don't board, just the kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Surely the staff don't board, just the kids?
    What do you think we would do with the kids? Send them home for 24 hours; some as far as Hong Kong? We could leave them in the houses; but the House Masters would die a thousand deaths...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Out of interest, why do boarding schools work on a bank holiday? Surely the staff don't board, just the kids?
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    What do you think we would do with the kids? Send them home for 24 hours; some as far as Hong Kong? We could leave them in the houses; but the House Masters would die a thousand deaths...
    What Andrew said. The house staff would have to organise activities for half the kids, the kitchens still have to run etc, it's easy enough to get the staff and day pupils to come in a day extra and teach as normal. It's not that bad, we get a day off in lieu for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    What Andrew said. The house staff would have to organise activities for half the kids, the kitchens still have to run etc, it's easy enough to get the staff and day pupils to come in a day extra and teach as normal. It's not that bad, we get a day off in lieu for it.
    Spot on, it is a bummer but it goes with the job really. We get longer holidays which mean less hours so I think we win

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    Fair point, unless you work or went to school in a boarding school, you forget about the simple things.

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