Celebrate the seasons

Celebrate the seasons It's getting better all the time. Now all we need to do is get rid of the two-week "spring" break (which in the Yukon is really winter) and then do a bit of a tune-up job on the Christmas break, then we can all have a real summer al

It’s getting better all the time. Now all we need to do is get rid of the two-week “spring” break (which in the Yukon is really winter) and then do a bit of a tune-up job on the Christmas break, then we can all have a real summer all over the Yukon.

Believe it or not, kids and even grownups learn and experience all kinds of

exciting and useful things outside of their usually drab institutional settings.

What’s driving the Yukon government on this? It would appear that the Yukon Department of Education is using the public school system as a publicly funded daycare and/or to enable people of entitlement to take family trips to faraway places, primarily to the lower latitudes where warm air and white sandy beaches abound.

No? Then why? More classroom time? Simple, add an hour or two to the school day. Winter is cold, dark, and long so might as well study – fewer distractions. A full 90 days of long, glorious, sunny, beautiful Yukon summer is worth it (we won’t talk about the wet rainy ones).

Don Mark

Ibex Valley