By Andy Merrett
Dec 19, 2005
Parents encourage their children to play truant, and go shopping
Some Edinburgh parents have been taking their children out of school classes to take them Christmas shopping, police officers on “Truant Watch” have revealed.
Judith Gillespie, development manager at the Scottish Parent Teacher Council, said: “This is in the same trend as parents taking their children away on holidays, and there seems to be less of an understanding these days about the importance of keeping your children at school all the time.
“It is a growing social trend and taking children out of school to do Christmas shopping is another example of it. The parents are simply looking at what is easiest for them. They are not thinking about the importance of school.
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