Schools in the Isle of Man will close a day earlier than planned in the run up to Christmas this year.
The move follows feedback from parents and is designed to help families and teachers who want to spend time with their loved ones during the festive period.
It means all schools and University College Isle of Man (UCM) will close on Thursday 22 December, so people have an extra day to arrange their travel.
Julie Edge MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said:
‘With Christmas falling on a Sunday, we hope this enables those who wish to travel for the festive period the best possible chance to get away.’