Coronavirus National & International Student Corner

Millions of children return back to school in the UK

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Millions of pupils will be returning back to schools after the six-month shutdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the BBC.

Schools will now have a different outlook, with social distancing measures and signage put in place and also one-way systems.

In an open letter to parents, Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson acknowledged the concerns many parents might have with this decision for children resuming school since March. He assured them of the safety in school premises and the long-term effects of keeping them out of school for a longer period.

He wrote; ““If a child is not in school, they stand to lose far more than just a few months of learning. It could well put a huge dent in their future life chances,” he said.

“Education is a birth right, so let’s make sure we get all children back, back to learning, back to playing and back to being kids again.”

Although school attendance is compulsory, it is still not clear how many parents are complying by sending their children back to school.

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