School Warns Pupils Face Detention If Late Tomorrow After England Final
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A school has threatened pupils with detention if they're late tomorrow, after England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
North Durham Academy, in Stanley, Durham, took to Facebook to warn kids they need to be at their desk by 8.30am, with no exceptions.
In a now deleted post, the secondary school said: "PLEASE NOTE.
"There will be NO exception for any child coming to school late on Monday 12th July.
"School will commence as usual at 8.30am and any lates will incur a detention."
But many followers weren't best pleased with the post.
Local news outlet Chronicle Live reported that one woman wrote: "Party poopers" and another said: "Absolutely ridiculous".
Another joked: "That's the spirit," while a woman added: "You'd think they would get some sort of leeway after the year they've had!"
One person said: "Absolutely shocking. Had a terrible year, the first bit of cheer and the school did this. Feel for the kids."
LADbible has contacted North Durham Academy for comment.
The move does seem a bit harsh after everything that's happened over the last year and half, and is a bit of a contrast to another school's approach to the final.
Just up the road, Rossmere Primary School in Hartlepool, has prompted parents to use the football as a learning opportunity while letting students have a late start if they want it.
In a Facebook post, the primary school wrote: "If your child is a football fan and likely to be staying up until after 11pm on Sunday to watch the final, then let them stay in bed a bit longer and get to school by 10.30am on Monday. We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn than absent all day or grumpy.
"School will start at 8.40 but children arriving up to 10.30 won't be marked as late and they won't miss any lessons.
"It's 55 years since England reached a major football final so let them watch, talk about the importance of the National Anthem, talk about pride and resilience and possibly disappointment. This is a learning opportunity."
As the school correctly pointed out, they aren't the only school who are offering kids the chance to come in more refreshed following the final and several others have posted similar messages.
Of course, adults will be hoping they get some similar grace from their companies as they all wake up with sore heads on Monday.