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Parents across the West Country are keeping their children out of school today. Many are choosing to turn their unofficial days off into educational days out.
One mum from St. Austell took her children to a day of learning at the Eden Project.
Sarah Pease is backing the "Let our Kids be Kids" campaign against testing for 7 and 11 year olds - which she says is asking them to become experts on subjects they'll never need.
Thousands of parents are keeping their children from going to school today as part of an unofficial strike in protest over controversial tests for six and seven-year-olds.
The action is condemned by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan who warned that missing school even for a single day, would be "harmful" and called for those behind the "damaging" campaign to reconsider.
Schools minister Nick Gibb echoed the sentiment, and came out in support of the exams.
Parents are keeping their children off school for the day in protest at controversial tests for 6 and 7-year-olds. Strikes like this in Gloucester are taking place across the country.
The action comes after more than 40,000 people signed a petition supporting a boycott of Year 2 Sats by teachers.
The 'Let Our Kids Be Kids' campaign has organised the day of action in protest at children being "over-tested, over-worked and in a school system that places more importance on test results and league tables than children's happiness and joy of learning".
Speaking on Saturday, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan warned that missing school even for a single day would be "harmful" and called for those behind the "damaging" campaign to reconsider.