Lesson time changes due to daylight saving time in the UK

Dear students, on Sunday 31st October 2021 the clocks in the UK will move back by one hour.

If your country does the same, then your lesson times will be the same. However, if you do not move the clocks back in your country then it means your lesson times will start one hour later.

For example:

If you live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday 25th October the 09:00 - 11:00 morning class will be at 11:00 - 13:00. However, on Monday 1st November, the same class will be at 12:00 - 14:00.

If you are not sure what your lesson times will be from Monday 1st November, we recommend you use a timezone converter to help you find out your new lesson times.


A good one is here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 


If you have any questions about your class times, please contact the Malvern Online Academy support chat. This is open from Monday to Fridays from 09:00 to 17:00 UK time.

Why do British people move the clocks back by one hour?

In the UK the clocks move back by one hour in October and then they move forward again in March. We usually say "spring forward, fall back" to help us remember when the clocks move.

There are many stories about why the clocks move back in October but it's not clear which stories are the real reason. In the UK, the sunrise and sunset times change a lot throughout the year - in the summer the sun will rise early at 03:00 and set late at 22:30. In the winter the sun will rise late at 10:00am and set early at 15:00.

Some people say we move the clocks back in the winter to give us an extra hour of light in the morning, this is helpful for children traveling to school and for people who work outside. In the past this was important, but in modern times with technology it's less important. However, we still continue the tradition of changing the clocks twice per year!