Back to school - What West Country students think

Frank, Ruth and Ted Dreher Credit: ITV Westcountry

What do West Country students about returning to school on 1 June?

ITV West Country reporter Jacquie Bird has been finding out.

Eight-year-old Ted Dreher from Horrabridge is already back in school with his brother Frank because his mum is a key worker.

He was pleased to get back to see his friends.

It is the same for year seven student Jake Polhill, who goes to Tavistock College.

Due to the government advice on schools reopening in England, he won't be back at school yet.

The government has said it wants students who have exams next year to have some time at school before the summer.

While she's keen to get back, Devonport High School for Girls student, Emily Sleep, is not sure how her school will make it work when year group numbers are so big.

There has been a great deal of concern about children going back to school.

Ivybridge charity Emotional Logic has been running webinars to help key workers deal with their feelings about students going back and about the challenges of home-schooling.

I'm worried about my child returning to school after lockdown. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Some children in reception, year one and year six will be returning to school from 1 June.

However, parents have been told they will not be fined if they decide not to send their children back.