Celebrities marked their children’s first day back to the classroom on Instagram as they returned to education on Monday in the first step of Britain’s road map out of the coronavirus lockdown after two months of home-learning.
Rochelle Humes led the stars sharing their school runs on Monday, admitting her experience was ‘harder than I anticipated’ as she broke down in tears when her daughter Alaia-Mai, seven, cried: ‘I’m worried I’m going to miss you’.
Meanwhile, Katie Price uploaded beaming snaps of her son Jett, seven, and daughter Bunny, six, posing in uniform before they entered the school gates.
Back to the classroom! Rochelle Humes (L) and Katie Price (her children Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, R) led the celebrities marking their children’s first day back at school on social media on Monday after two months of home-learning
The This Morning star, 31, who also shares Valentina Raine, three, and Blake Hampton, four months, with husband Marvin, 35, sat in her car as she explained why she became emotional after her eldest child went to school.
Urging fellow parents to ‘prepare themselves’, a fresh-faced Rochelle said: ‘So I just dropped her off at school and that was harder than I actually anticipated.
‘If you haven’t done the school run yet, prepare yourselves. She was happy and excited but said, ”I’m worried I’m going to miss you.” I said, ”are you joking, you’re doing to be back with your favourite people!”
‘I didn’t make a big deal out of it… and when we got to the gates she started crying, and obviously I didn’t. I told her, ”you’re going to have the best day, this is amazing”. And then she shut the door I just called my mum and cried to her.’
‘That was harder than I thought’: The This Morning star, 31, admitted she broke down in tears when Alaia-Mai, seven (pictured L with Valentina Raine, three, and Blake Hampton, four months, last month), cried: ‘I’m worried I’m going to miss you’
‘Parents – prepare yourselves!’ The This Morning star, 31, who shares her kids with husband Marvin, 35, sat in her car as she explained why she became emotional after her eldest child went to school (Alaia-Mai’s hair products pictured R)
Over the moon: ‘Finally my babies back at school and they are so excited’, mother-of-five Katie, 42, captioned the picture of Jett and Bunny holding onto their breakfast
Admitting she initially couldn’t wait until the homeschooling period was over, the TV star added: ‘It’s so weird because they’ve been waiting for this day for so long. I’m so desperate for homeschooling to be over and for them to have normality, but that was harder than I thought it was going to be.’
Mother-of-five Katie, 42, posted a cute image of her youngest children – who she co-parents with her third ex-husband Kieran Hayler, 33.
‘Finally my babies back at school and they are so excited’, the former glamour model captioned the picture of Jett and Bunny holding onto their breakfast.
‘So glad school is back!’ Coleen Rooney confessed she found homeschooling her sons (Kai, 11, Klay, seven, Kit, five, and Cass, three pictured with Wayne, 35) ‘tough’ during lockdown and congratulated parents for their hard work
Coleen Rooney – who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy – took time away from the drama to confess she found homeschooling her sons ‘tough’ during lockdown and congratulated parents for their hard work.
The doting mother, 34, and her footballer manager husband Wayne, 35, are parents to Kai, 11, Klay, seven, Kit, five, and Cass, three.
She wrote on Twitter on Sunday: ‘A massive congratulations to all us Mums, Dads, family members, carers, teachers and children for getting through homeschooling the past few months!! I found it tough!! So glad school is back. Have a lovely weekend.’ (sic)
‘They were ready to go!’ Holly Willoughby opened This Morning to reveal how her children Harry, 11, Belle, nine and Chester, six, felt about making a comeback to their educational centre (pictured with co-star Phillip Schofield)
Holly Willoughby opened This Morning to reveal how her children Harry, 11, Belle, nine and Chester, six, felt about making a comeback to their educational centre.
Sitting outside with co-star Phillip Schofield, the presenter, 40, said: ‘Harry was up, Belle was up, Belle got Chester breakfast, they were ready to go. Not bad, excited I think.’
Joining in on the posts was Danielle Lloyd, who updated her platform with a snap of three out of her four sons – Archie, 10, Harry, nine, George, six.
The former Miss England, 37, wrote: ‘Back to school. my beautiful boys can’t wait to go back and see their friends.. it’s been so hard trying to home school but well done to all the parents we got through it. #backtoschool #homeschooling #grateful.’ (sic)
Parents were initially forced to homeschool their children last March, when the country entered its first Covid lockdown.
Most of Britain’s primary schools have reopened their doors, while secondary school students have headed back in stages to ensure Covid tests can be carried out.
Three Covid tests will be conducted in school as a union boss says on-site testing facilities look like ‘field hospitals’. At-home testing will be in place from then on, and students will also need to wear masks in class for ‘weeks’.
‘Well done to all the parents!’ Joining in on the photos was Danielle Lloyd, who updated her platform with a snap of three out of her four sons – Archie, 10, Harry, nine, George, six
‘Moments like this makes it all worth it!’ Kerry Katona’s son Maxwell, 12, was dressed in a traditional blazer as he appeared delighted to head to high school, while Imogen Thomas shared a post of her daughters’ shoes
‘You’ve got this, we’re so proud of you’: Host Simon Thomas snuck in a heartwarming snack note into his 10-year-old son Ethan’s lunchbox
‘Feels like September, not early March!’ The doting father laid out Ethan’s M&S uniform on Sunday evening
But Covid tests – which involve swabs of the nose and throat – are voluntary, with teachers describing the struggle of getting parental consent.
Mask critics, including parents and MPs, say the rules will impact students’ learning, and ministers have vowed to revisit the face covering policy at the end of this month.
The return to classrooms will no doubt come as a major relief for British students who have been forced to learn from home since December due to Covid lockdown rules.
It forms part of the Prime Minister’s ultra-cautious ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown unveiled last month, which put schools front and centre.