How long is the break in the school?

@youless (93089)
Guangzhou, China
September 27, 2010 1:02am CST
My child is a grade one pupil in the primary school. And he has four lessons in the morning and one or two lessons in the afternoon. Each class lasts 45 minutes and the break between each lesson is 10 minutes. I don't think 10 minutes is enough because the pupils need some time to drink water, go to the toilet etc. Besides, I think they also need the time to play or talk to have the social relationship in the breaks. But if it is too short, they can't even do so.
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• United States
5 Oct 10
every school has a different break i think if you think its to short you should find more people who think that as well and get together and try to get it made longer
@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 10
Here all the schools are the same. They just have 10 minutes for the break.
• China
30 Sep 10
Now i bear what you said.But some of my classmates want to read in ten minutes after class.i fell tired when i looked them .
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Sep 10
I hope one day it will change.
@xtmlove (403)
• China
28 Sep 10
Hi, youless I have the same feeling as you. As a Chinese, I think it is a very common phenomenon in our society. 10 minutes is to short for the kids to do anything else except to drink water or go to the toilet. What's more, students will tire of these endless classes; and the study efficiency will drop unquestionable.
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Sep 10
Chinese students all suffer heavy pressure. I don't know when it can be changed.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Sep 10
hi youless wow only ten minutes which is not long enough for small children let alone adults. I would think twenty minutes would be much more practical as that is what my son used to have in grade school back forty five years. I do not know what the breaks are like now in the lower grades but ten minutes does seem too[em ]thumbdown[/em] short to me. specially if the classes are fairly large as each child needs to have time for the bathroom and getting a drink of water.
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Sep 10
20 minutes seems to be a suitable time for take a break.
• China
27 Sep 10
when i was in primary school, i had a long break in the morning. maybe it's between the second class and the third class. we had a happy time at that time. for a child at that age, 10 minutes is too short for them to do everything. maybe you can suggest school about this problem.
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Sep 10
It is so nice that the break is so long time in your side. The children can enjoy the time in the school.
• Philippines
27 Sep 10
i think 10 minutes is not enough for break..a child also needs some enough rest to socialize with other kids and build friendship with them..i think their too young to fully focus in school..
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 10
You are quite right.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 10
Schools here have only one break time ie 20 minutes and it is during this time that the children will have their foods and the use of the comfort rooms. Most schools here start off at 7.30 am and ends at 1.30pm.
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 10
It starts so early.
@johney264 (548)
• China
27 Sep 10
This is a serious question, that you remind me, by my primary school experience, its really too short to have real rest, because pupil never served adequate time to prepare the next class in addition to drink and toilet. low rest quality or no prepare lead student too pressure in class study, always the school provide little equipment to play, so that seriously obstruct children capacity development.
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@youless (93089)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 10
You are right. 10 minutes for the break is just so short. It seems that the children have to focus on study only everyday.