Wearing Slippers in School – level 3

08-02-2017 07:00

A primary school in England is the first one in the UK to allow students to wear slippers to class in a bid to improve grades. The school found out about a study which found that shoeless children were more likely to behave and do better in exams.

The school’s experience has so far proved the study right. One teacher said that the atmosphere in her classroom is calmer, and some teachers have chosen the more comfortable option. The school is now considering making slippers part of its compulsory uniform.

Apart from a calmer and quieter environment, the 10-year study covering 25 countries, also found that children wearing slippers are likely to go to school earlier, leave later and read more. In some classes, bullying was reduced.

Difficult words: bid (effort to achieve something), bullying (attacking somebody who is weaker than you).

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