SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly will push for the establishment of regulations to guarantee longer “playtime” by adjusting the break times of kindergartens and elementary schools.
Kim Kyung-hee, a member of the Assembly Committee on Education announced on Thursday that the assembly will propose an ordinance at the council’s interim meeting in June to guarantees children’s right to play by running the curriculum flexibly at the discretion of the school’s head.
The ordinance will include measures to encourage students to take a few breaks of 10 minutes to guarantee at least 30 to 60 minutes of play time per day.
For example, the first and second periods are taught without breaks, and classes are given a 30-minute break before the third and fourth period.
Kim is scheduled to hold public hearings to establish the ordinance at Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on May 30 to gather various opinions, including the need to guarantee play time.
Every child is happy when he or she plays, grows and dreams. Kim added that the assembly has a duty to provide children with enough space and time for play.
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