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Parents keep children off school in protest over controversial exams

Parents have kept their children off school for the day in protest over controversial tests for six and seven-year-olds.

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".

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan had warned that missing school even for a single day would be "harmful" and called for those behind the "damaging" campaign to reconsider.

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School strike: 'Let Our Kids Be Kids' in pictures

Thousands of children are being kept away from school on Tuesday as part of a "Let Our Kids Be Kids" campaign - protesting against SATs for six, seven and 11-year-olds.

"I learn best when I have fun" Credit: ITV News
Schoolchildren are protesting across the country Credit: ITV News

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