Start School at 8am

  • by: Sarah Jalal
  • target: Qatar Academy Board of Governors

The problem is that many students and a few teachers are late to first period class, and if they aren’t late, then they are not fully prepared mentally and or physically for that first period class. Teenagers should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep, and for many reasons that is not the case. 

Students who come to school late or on time, are obviously not in the mood to do any work because their brain is not awake yet. Think of it as someone in coma. Although their soul is still there and they’re breathing, they’re not responding. That is the way students are all through first and second period class. Whichever subjects the students may be studying in first period class, is just as important as any other subject during the day, and with the way things are currently, students are half asleep during first lessons, which means that they are not fully understanding whatever they’re learning.

To sum it up, this is a problem for students mentally, physically and academically, and for teachers who would rather be chilling at home rather than teaching to a bunch of students whose only wish at the moment, is for the teacher to disappear so that they can get some sleep.

So, to solve this issue, we would like school to start at 8am, like many schools around the world do.

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