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Young school children return to the classroom in Wales and Sctoland

Eleanor Busby

YOUNG school children have returned to the classroom in Scotland and Wales as Covid-19 restrictions are slowly eased.

In Scotland, children in primaries one to three began returning to school yesterday, along with some senior secondary pupils who need to do practical work.

Children aged between three and seven also started a phased return to school in Wales, while some vocational learners were back at college for their practical qualifications.

All primary school children in Wales will return to their classrooms from March 15 if conditions allow, the country's education minister said yesterday.

Kirsty Williams said the Welsh government would also like to see students in years 11 and 13, as well as those doing similar qualifications in colleges, return to face-to-face teaching from that date.

Pre-school, nursery and primary pupils in P1-3 in Northern Ireland will return to class on March 8, although they will return home again on March 22 while secondary pupils in key exam years resume face-to-face teaching.

Both groups will then go back to classes again after the Easter holidays.

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