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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson admitted plans for all primary school children to return for a month before summer has been ditched.

Primary and secondary schools are likely to be shut until September, but from Monday, kids can go to theme parks, drive-in cinemas and zoos.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson admitted plans for primary school children to get back in the class room had been abandoned as the Government announced it would be reopening theme parks, zoos and drive in cinemas

From Monday, kids can go to theme parks, drive-in cinemas and Zoos

Parents have taken to social media to express their fury

Pubs, restaurants, and shops all have working opening dates in the coming weeks

Rishi Sunak did his best to reassure parents about the progress the Government is making

Parents have lashed out at Government officials for focusing on opening up fast food restaurants, like McDonald’s, and Zoos, instead of schools.

One parent said: “Johnson’s shambolic government focused on opening McDonalds but can’t open schools no education for 6 months disgraceful.”

And Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has now accused Government ministers of “furloughing childhood” as parents take to social media to express their fury.

And a third added: “Have they forgotten about schools or something? I can’t go back to work if something ins’t sorted!”

While a second said: “So children can go to shop’s, McDonald’s and the Zoo, but not to school?”

It appears as though much of Britain will be up and running before kids are sent back to classrooms.

Some of Britain’s schools have opened following the coronavirus outbreak, but millions are still out of education, or going in once or twice a week.

Pubs, restaurants, and shops all have working opening dates in the coming weeks, with airlines taking off from Gatwick’s North Terminal as of June 15th.

One said: “Does seem a bit silly that my kids can go to a zoo or Ikea but can’t go to school. Of course I want them to be safe but there must be a way.”

During Wednesday’s Number 10 press conference, Rishi Sunak did his best to reassure parents about the progress the Government is making on schools.

“No school’s kids let’s go to a theme park or the zoo that’s going to help you get a job in the future,” said another.

Mr Sunak said: “I personally think every day our children are not at school is a tragedy.

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