England is on half-term. Schools are closed and some have reasons to celebrate it. The nearby grammar school paraded their party costumes along our street. I think the two tier-system of the cleverer students going to grammar schools and leaving the other children feeling like failures is completly wrong. This selective process happens with children of only 11 years old, who have just finished primary school. So much debate has been going about the abolishment of grammar schools in England but is a struggle even for the main political parties, for both labour and conservatives. As a parent I would like for a system where clever and less clever mix together to learn with each other and respect each other’s abilities.