Gary Evans from The Halewood Academy, Knowsley encourages students to make the most of their summer
- Gary Evans joins heads from Educating East End and Educating Essex, to encourage local teens to make the most of their summer holidays this year
- Call comes as new research shows ability of holiday activities to positively impact performance at school
Gary Evans, head teacher at Halewood Academy is joining heads across the country to encourage teens in Knowsley to make the most of the school holidays, in order to get a head start in the new term and life beyond it.
Supporting views from 200 secondary school teachers across the UK as part of a study from National Citizen Service (NCS), Gary Evansagrees that students who have tried something new during the school holidays have a more positive attitude, and are more focused than their peers on returning to school. He also often sees students who have not kept themselves occupied over the holidays and agrees they can be less productive and find it difficult to concentrate when they return to school.