Two-month summer benefits students’ futures

Re: B.C. pushes possible year-round school calendar (News, May 2)

Re: B.C. pushes possible year-round school calendar (News, May 2)

We want you to hear our point of view about having a shortened summer vacation. A lot of our classmates want to have a full two months because we think of our futures, our summer jobs.

Who would hire us for only one month?

School is also important for many kids so they can catch up in class if they’re falling behind, and summer is when they do it.

We’re only in Grade 5, and we have a very small voice, but we hope the bigger voice will listen. It may be a long time away, but we’re thinking of our futures, and so should you.

Maliya Phillips and Astrid Neimann

Grade 5 students, Rogers elementary school

Disclosure: Maliya Phillips is the daughter of former Saanich News editor Jim Zeeben