Have your say: Should homework be banned in New Zealand

Have your say: Should homework be banned in New Zealand
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With Kiwi school kids set to return to the classroom this week or next, it'll see the return of homework for students, but one world leader believes it should be banned. 

To the potential delight of many students around New Zealand, Michael D Higgins, the President of Ireland, has called for homework to be banned in Ireland.

"I think myself, really that the time at home, and the time in the school is an educational experience and it should get finished at the school and people should be able to use their time for other creative things," Higgins said when speaking to RTE's news2day.

Higgins argues by banning homework, it would allow young people to engage in more creative pursuits outside school hours.

"I think an important thing is friendship and to make sure that there's no one left without friendship and that people belong. And we will all do individual things... but I think friendships that you make will in fact always be great memories and that is so important," Higgins, a former Arts Minister, told children. 

"And also have the courage to stand your own ground and let other children be allowed the space of standing their ground too because none of us are the same. We're all unique but at the same time we have a lot going for us." 

So what do you think, should homework be banned in Aotearoa?

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