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I just wondered how parents/teachers felt about schools going back next month? My son is due to go to nursery in September but I’m quite anxious about this now.

sarahc1427
23 days ago
What do you think of this?
HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan23 days ago

Feels like a weird move to me when people are being told to work from home if they can and avoid public transport, not see your own family etc but allow your child to go back to school and interact with kids and adults from 30+ different households?

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lornaae
lornaae23 days ago

I don't think it's wise or safe, I wouldn't feel comfortable if I had children or family members of that age going back to school.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees23 days ago

I know plenty of teachers who think it's a ridiculous and dangerous idea. The government want classes of 15 but to actually social distance, they'd need classes of 5 and that's assuming kids actually stick to that and don't want to hug/party with friends after so long not seeing each other... Plus teachers aren't getting any PPE because the government doesn't care about them.

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Mango4
Mango423 days ago

If they can make it safe and workable I think it's a good idea for Year 6 pupils especially to return, to school as they are moving on to new schools in September and I believe they really need proper closure on their years at Primary as the schools finished so abruptly in March.

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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago

There is no way that they can keep social distancing in schools - ever. Most schools were filled to capacity before the lockdown. Most school corridors aren't even 2 metres wide. (I dare you to find even one) Boris, of course, would know anything about this as he went to private school where they only have about 10 to a class!!!! What we need is someone with a brain in the government who can make a decision based on what they know.

I also think they are in denial about staggering the collection of children from school. Don't they realise that parents congregate more than half an hour before collecting time as it is and they stay after time too. 🐞

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Mummy18
Mummy1823 days ago

I think it’s crazy! How can children of that age social distance. How can they say our children can’t seen their grandparents but can be in a room full of people for a prolonged period of time.

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loveglitches
loveglitches23 days ago

My daughter luckily Goes to nursery, but even if they reopen nurseries I don’t feel safe for my daughter to go back , as its her last few months before starting reception we decided not to send her to nursery any more

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

Social distancing is not possible in schools. Before lockdown when schools were still open our schools had a rota so only certain year groups were in on certain days and it still wasn't possible to social distance them! I don't think that it is safe. I know people are worried about children's education etc but we need to keep people healthy.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi22 days ago

I think R will go up and we will go into an other lock down before it would happen.

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

I wish all the adults from the houses near me would go somewhere. The children are fine. They're better behaved.

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sarahc1427
sarahc1427
Original Poster
17 days ago

Thank you for all of your responses. It is a hard one isn’t it? I just hope that whatever they do next month, it’s a safe option for everyone because we definitely don’t want the R rate rising again!

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi17 days ago

Crazy...they already told they can not guarantee safety...but if they can not, than why they open?

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sarahc1427
sarahc1427
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17 days ago

AgnesFaludi true. It is a difficult one isn’t it? The thing that would worry me is you can’t really control kids going near each other

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi16 days ago

sarahc1427 I think the only way u can run nursery and reception is to cage the kids 2 m away from each other...separate them with glass....they need to play together...socialize, school and nursery are the first stages to learn to socialize and if kids learn to stay away from each other how it will effect the future? I think they should not open schools till they can not promise the kids can get no infection.....

It is so easy to be honest just need to test everyone....from families living together enough to test 1 and just load the info in the system....shield the elderly for a while and just isolate the sick...why we not do it?????

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Daffodil90
Daffodil9017 days ago

I'm not sure how it will work to be honest as how can children in preschool nursery and upto age 7/8 yrs able to social distance as they will be excited to see their friends and want to hug and play together I am concerned how would work in the classroom and teaching as most classes have 30 kids to a classroom also how would lunchtime and playtime work for the teachers and children too?

Also what about the schools already struggling before lockdown happened will their be enough help and support

Also what about children moving from preschool to nursery and juniors to high school

What effect will this have on children's education too and what about the teachers that have been working continuously throughout lockdown for key workers they must need a break too?

Would more funding be available to schools especially in poorer parts the uk too?

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches17 days ago

I can see why but kids will not stay apart. No way you can force social distancing with kids

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9017 days ago

Very risky. If some adults aren't abiding by the social distancing rules, then little children certainly aren't going to. I would suggest to partially opening schools for years 10 and 11 only, at the very most and have shorter days such as 9am-12:30pm as opposed to 9am-3:30pm. But otherwise they shouldn't fully reopen until after the summer.

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Mango4
Mango416 days ago

Read earlier that 22 EU countries have reopened schools with no significant increase in Coronavirus infections among children, parents or staff. Most of the schools have only been open for about two weeks thou so early days, but initial signs are good.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/world-news/reopening-schools-22-eu-countries-18273137

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infinity24795
infinity2479515 days ago

Honestly, reopening schools is just like sending kids out for them to come back and give it to their family members. Also if the work that they have been given is working with them being at home then there shouldn’t be a problem.

Their main concern should be focussing on PPE and care homes, not schools till the new school year.

It is kind of stupid of them reopening schools with one half term left before summer holidays. They should just leave them to stay at home - safe with their families.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova129 days ago

infinity24795 i agree - theres only one term left so not sure what the point is of opening the schools and to be honest during this time the kids don’t usually learn anything vital. It might be different this time around but I think it would be more efficient and safe if there was one to one teaching or even via a video call(but one to one)

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infinity24795
infinity247958 days ago

MsLamboLova12 Yeah its totally pointless since they would normally be doing revision for teats on their own anyways. Also the one to one would be good but a little bit intimidating for those children because they might not be as confident. In my opinion the whole smaller classes should be done via video call since there would be more interaction between the teacher and student which will let them be more confident to ask more questions and learn better.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova128 days ago

infinity24795 Yeah thats a fair point. I guess we will have to hope everyone stays safe and theres no peaks!

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sabz1
sabz19 days ago

I think it's too risky. The schools need to be shut for a bit longer.

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mso
mso9 days ago

I just been told that my sons school is reopening for year 6 and my son supposed to come back to school very soon. I am totally lost about this news and feel far to anxious 🥴

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