We ask Birmingham: What’s your best memory of school summer holidays?

With the long school summer holidays around the corner, we asked the people of Birmingham what their best memories of the huge break were and got some heartfelt replies
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We all love to revel in nostalgia. Our school days often fill us with with warm and vibrant memories - but more often than not it was the thoughts of when we knew we’d have some time off lessons that got us most excited. I’m here in Birmingham to hear some peoples memories of the school holidays.

Abdul says: “I think for school holidays, it was always like a big anticipation because nobody, as a child, really want to be stuck in school all day long. You kind of want to be with your friends, you want to be playing games or be at home doing something that you actually want to do.

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“And a lot of times people can feel like they’re not able to do what they actually want to do in life because they have to be in school. And that’s how I felt a lot of the time. So when I was on school holiday, I spent it doing why I actually wanted to pursue in life.”

Danielle says: “Yeah, I mean, I loved school holidays, the school holidays were time to go on holiday with family, spend time with grandparents for me personally. Yeah, I loved the school holidays. I think it was the best. I think especially as well because it’s quite intense.

“I think for kids generally. Like leading up to exams, things like that, especially when you’re getting a little bit older. The school holidays are that kind of time where you just kind of don’t have to think about school. And yeah, have fun with your friends you know, run around kind of be kids.”

Paulina says: “I don’t remember school being super hard on me and me being like - I need to get away, like I can’t take this anymore. I feel like we were okay. But also we had COVID during GCSE. So we had it really easy. But from what I remember, yeah, holidays were just always a fun time.”

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