Schools allow pupils to come in late on Monday after England's Euro 2020 final against Italy

Schools allow pupils to come in late on Monday after England's Euro 2020 final against Italy

SCHOOLS will allow pupils to come in late on Monday after the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.

The last game of the tournament will kick off at 8pm on Sunday night at Wembley Stadium as England look to end decades of hurt at major tournaments.

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Teachers at Rossmere Primary School in Hartlepool have told parents they can let their kids have a lie in on Monday morning.

Parents and carers were told the Euros final will be a "learning opportunity".

Students will be able to show up for class by 10.30am on Monday morning.

A school spokesman told Teesside Live: "We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn rather than absent all day or grumpy.

Meanwhile at Salcombe Church of England Primary School in Devon, pupils are also being encourage to stay up late on Sunday to watch the game.

The school said in a Facebook post: "If your child is a football fan and likely to be staying up on Sunday to watch the Euro 2020 final, then let them stay in bed a bit longer and get to school by 10.30am on Monday.

"We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn rather than absent all day or tired and unable to concentrate.

"School will start at 8.40am but children arriving up to 10.30 won’t be marked as late, and they won’t miss any lessons.

"It’s 55 years since an England men’s team have reached a major football final so let them watch, talk about the importance of the National Anthem, talk about pride and resilience and possibly disappointment.

"This is a learning opportunity."

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