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PremierLeague-News.Com - All schools in England will reopen on March 8 - and many mums and dads have concerns about sending their children back into the classroom
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Many parents in Birmingham and the Black Country are concerned at the thought of their children going back to school on March 8. Boris Johnson has announced that all schools are to reopen across England in two weeks time. But many parents on our Brummie Mummies Facebook page have said they fear this is too early and that it would be better to wait until after the Easter holidays to reintroduce children into their classrooms. Louise Gossage said: "It’s way too early. I fear the figures will go up again after a few weeks and there will be another lockdown." Pupils at Cleeves Primary School return to the classroom on February 22, 2021 in Scotland (Image: Getty Images) Martka Rz agreed: "I would prefer for them to wait till after Easter holidays. That is an extra month that I think would make a difference." Shell Romeo added: "I think it’s too early ... personally I think kids should be meeting outside from now, open up outside clubs, let some of the basic germs spread around (it’s going to be like when they first start school anyway as all their immunity has died down) then open schools after the Easter break. I agree the kids need to socialise for their mental health, but it can be done outside. Not in a stuffy classroom." Theresa Palmer said: "Thought they would have got it right this time but not by the looks of it, we will be back to square one again." Read More Related Articles Pizza and piri chicken - the Birmingham school giving out free Friday night takeaways for families Read More Related Articles Homeschooling parents 'exhausted' - calls to local mental health helpline double in month Kim Durrant added: "Think we should wait till after Easter, what’s another couple of weeks? Yes home schooling is torture but rather that than further lockdown." Some mums and dads welcomed the news, saying they felt it would be good for their children to see their friends, get back into a routine and start learning face-to-face from their teachers again. Rachel Westwood said: "My son is so excited to go back to school, let’s get some normality back in our kids lives." Kelly Ruston agreed: "It’s the right thing to do. Most vulnerable are vaccinated, children are largely unaffected, children largely have low viral load, have very little evidence of transmission, yet the most impacted. Almost a year of interrupted school, a year of childhood lost, a year of skipping with friends, it’s fine for them to get their childhood back." Cathy Higgins added: "I think it’s the right decision for the children and would of welcomed it sooner, there wasn’t a single case in my children’s classes from September to December." Read More Related Articles The best five foods to feed the family if you only have a fiver Read More Related Articles The 10 key dates out of lockdown - what we know before Boris Johnson roadmap speech However, the large majority of parents adamantly disagreed with the return date, saying they felt it was too soon and that the number of Covid cases had not yet dropped significantly enough for classrooms to reopen. Gemma Harvey said: "Too much, too soon. It's like the government didn’t pay attention last time. We all (teachers and parents) want the kids back in school. But not at any cost. Make schools safer first. Stagger the return. Let’s be cautious and optimistic, not bullish and naive." Nicola Barker said she was feeling angry about the announcement: "I agree with schools opening but if we are just repeating what we did in September it’s not good enough.
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." Claire Zemali agreed: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
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One dad said he felt it the reopening of schools was a test to see what happens to the R number once children are mixing again. Simon Heath said: "I think its to see if the numbers change. A couple of weeks before Easter. Then a gap. We can't keep them off forever, and the sooner things get back to normal the better. They need to see what happens to the R number and presumably Easter gives them a time to analyse and decide whether to stay open. Models only get you so far, then you need real data to adapt your models." Cathryn Kitty Bates added: "I’m really happy my son is going back. He’s in reception and the youngest in the year so already at a disadvantage. His school has been brilliant through the pandemic and has only had one case of confirmed Covid of a member of the office staff so no classes have had to close. I work in a supermarket and I worry about going to work a lot more than his going to school." Sarah Holley said: "Blooming brilliant. Let’s start getting our lives back. Covid is going to be something we’ll have to learn to live with and manage like we do the flu. We can’t be kept in lockdown away from loved ones forever."
Claudia Favero added: "It’s ridiculous, we’ll be back to lockdown in a few weeks’ time and more and more people will die needlessly. At least they should give parents a choice. Phased return, masks everywhere, nightingale classes, more personnel, real social distancing in the classroom. Nothing has been done between December and now to make schools safe. Nothing at all. "Of course the children need to be in school, although some of them are perfectly happy at home and doing lots of work too, but we’re still at 10/15000 cases a day! And deaths have levelled off. Hospitals are still overwhelmed. It’s all a giant blunder, as usual." What do you think? Get in touch via our Brummie Mummies Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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