Definition of continental day in English:

continental day

Line breaks: con|tin|en¦tal day

noun

British
A school day lasting from early morning to early afternoon.
More example sentences
  • Flexibility in education is important, as shown by the school in York, which from tomorrow will run to a continental day, starting at 8.30 am and finishing at 2.40 pm.
  • Money is sceptical about the continental day and its reputed benefits but says the timetable is very popular with staff and parents.
  • The pupil/group would the concentrate on one particular idea e.g. abolishing uniform, single sex classrooms, continental days etc. and spend time thinking of all the arguments for and against.

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