Daylight Savings


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Daylight saving time. Clock. time. Fall back and spring forward. Cute vector cards.

Ava Rojas, contributor

Daylight savings, is the practice of advancing clocks during the summer months so that darkness falls each day according to time. Although many people have different opinions on daylight savings, some people don’t like it because it messes up their sleep schedule. While other people prefer it. They prefer because in the winter it gets darker faster and in the summer we have more light. Natalie Willams (7) says “I don’t know it’s kind of weird having daylight savings, because when I’m at dance it starts getting dark way earlier than it did before.” Kai Chao(7) says “ I don’t really like daylight savings because when i wake up i get confused about what time it is. Also I don’t know why we have it anyway.” Behind it all, many people don’t know the true history about daylight savings. Many people believe that Ben Franklin started daylight savings, but actually it was centuries before it was implemented. It all started in 1895, when George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight savings. He did this to have more after work hours of daylight to go bug hunting in the summer. Then, seven years later William Willett a britsh builder independently thought of the idea while horseback riding. Then he proposed it to England’s parliament as a way to prevent the nation from wasting daylight. His idea was campaigned, but was instantly rejected by the british government. Willet kept arguing until his death in 1915. Two years later, the German government were trying to find ways to save energy. They remembered Willet’s idea of moving the clock forwards and having more daylight during work hours. While the british were talking about it year after year, the German’s decided to do it. Today, people are using daylight savings all around the world. Do like daylight savings? Which side of the clock do you stand by.