It's the daily routine of children everywhere, leaving home and heading for school.
But for one day next week, 7-year-old Abby and her 10-year-old sister Amy will be missing their lessons at their primary schools in Gloucester.
Their mother is leading local strike action in protest to Government changes to education and others planned.
Emma Larkman says her children won't be sitting next month's revamped SATS test papers which critics say are more about measuring school performance than children's abilities.
Next Tuesday's action also opposes plans to convert every school in the country into an academy and out of local authority control.
Now unions are threatening strike action by teachers, too.
Next week's action, promoted on social media, will see potentially thousands of children miss school with the threat of further strikes if the Government refuse to U-turn.
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Parents risk fines if they pull pupils out of school but many believe it'll be a price worth paying for their children's future.