Primary school children have been told to wear only socks for lessons after shoes were banned in an attempt to improve children’s results.

Holmbush Primary School in Shoreham, West Sussex, declared that children should study barefoot after the school’s ‘Learning Council’, made up of Year Six pupils, found that ‘shoeless classrooms’ could help pupils learn.

After a trial, which was deemed successful by children and staff, the 240-pupil school’s governors agreed to make the policy official, and Holmbush became a ‘shoeless school’ in January this year.

Smiling barefoot little boy sitting on the floor in his kindergarten
Shoeless learning originated in Scandinavia, and is said to promote better learning and behavior (file pic)

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