We took our 4 kids away on an extended European tour for 6 months from March
till October some years ago. .... including all the school work for that year.
You can never replace the memories and shared experiences that we had, and
not one of them suffered educationally each getting a degree later in life.
The school was most helpful and all the teachers without exception
congratulated us on "breaking the mould"..... and provided everything we needed to
ensure that the kids education did not suffer.
So go for it.... youll never regret it.
Its a big World out there.