UK primary schools reopen today, with reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils returning to class.
Ten weeks on from Boris Johnson‘s address to the nation on March 23 urging Brits to stay at home, lockdown restrictions have begun to ease, with the reopening of schools, as well as gatherings of six people now being allowed.
Ahead of the June 1 return, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said in Sunday’s press conference: “It’s extremely important that we do get children back to school.
“All of the evidence suggests that it is children from the most deprived, the poorer households, who are losing out by not having that crucial face-to-face contact that you get in a school setting.
“I don’t want to see that continue for any longer.”
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