Parents are reporting that school holidays are a financial burden and sadly, it was revealed this week, volunteers are having to step up and provide meals for some kids who are used to getting school dinners the rest of the time.
Meanwhile SNP MP Kirsty Blackman was disciplined for taking her kids into the House of Commons after her summer childcare arrangements fell through.
Is modern society incompatible with lengthy schools holidays? What is the solution?
Children in Scotland's answer is its Food, Families and Futures project, which is seeing primary schools in Glasgow stay open over the holidays. The schools are providing local children with lunch, trips out, structured activity and free play on a daily basis during the holidays. Should all schools do this? What do you think?
Should schools stay open during the summer holidays?