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Charlotte Church urges parents to keep their children at home despite schools reopening

Charlotte Church has urged parents to defy the government and keep their children at home as schools across the United Kingdom gradually reopen today.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils have all been permitted to return to classrooms as Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes the next tentative step in easing the country’s lockdown.

But mother-of-two Church, 34, has used her social media platform to attack the Tory leadership while encouraging parents to continue home-schooling their children.

Speaking out: Charlotte Church has urged parents to defy the government and keep their children at home as schools across the United Kingdom gradually reopen today

Speaking out: Charlotte Church has urged parents to defy the government and keep their children at home as schools across the United Kingdom gradually reopen today

Taking to Twitter on Sunday evening, she wrote: ‘Highly recommend if you can help it, not sending your children back to school tomorrow…..this government doesn’t give a flying f**k about you, your children, your elders or your vulnerable.’ 

The post prompted a divided response from followers, with Church – who shares children Ruby, 12, and son Dexter, 11, with former fiancé Gavin Hensen – receiving a barrage of responses. 

Commenting on the post, one outraged fan wrote: ‘This is shocking for you to ask. There are many children who haven’t had ANY education the last 10 weeks children need not only the education they need interaction with their school friends. 

‘You as a mother I would have thought you would have understood the importance of this.’ 

Siding with Church, a second replied: ‘You do know you can teach your own kids at home? Plenty of online resources if you’re unsure how to. Best to keep them at home & safe for now.’ 

A third follower commented:  ‘As a GP, although I may have worded this differently, Charlotte has totally nailed the message I am spreading in my world.’

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