jeudi 25 avril 2019

Parents and children march against plans to test four-year-olds

Petition opposing standardised assessment for under-fives in England is delivered to No 10

Protesters cuddling teddy bears, eating crisps, wearing pink tutus and banging tambourines have delivered a petition with 68,000 signatures to No 10, calling on the government to scrap plans to introduce standardised assessment for children in reception class.

The “march of the four-year-olds” began in Parliament Square on Thursday with a gentle sing-song and some chalk drawing on the pavement. Then, they ambled hand-in-hand towards Downing Street, where Alex, Safa and Isla – all aged four – went through a line of heavily armed police to hand over the document.

Related: As a teacher, I know parents are right to march against unfair tests for under-fives | Holly Rigby

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