A Year Off School? How Does That Work?

Great insight into taking a year off to travel and learn, love it!


By Jen

Mums and dads and kids are filling pencil cases, finding lunch box lids which fit, and labelling clothes just now, ready for the new school year.  As are we (not the lunch box or the labelling bit, because we are in France).  But what do you do if you decide to take a year, or more, off school?

We’re no experts, but this is a brief account of what we did and how we did it, when we took our 15, 13 and 9 year olds out of school last year to go travelling.  At the beginning, we didn’t know anyone else travelling long term  with older kids or where to look for the best advice.  As we found out during the year, there are lots of families who have been travelling, sometimes for years, with tiny kids in tiny crocs, right up to teenagers doing online university…

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One thought on “A Year Off School? How Does That Work?

  1. Thanks for re blogging! We are happy to answer any questions anyone may have. It was a fantastic experience. We are back to “base” for now in France and will do an update of what life back at French school is like. Best of luck with your adventures too.

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