CELEBRITY mums Sam Faiers and Frankie Bridge both revealed they’d both broken down in tears the day their children went back to school after a very long summer holiday. 

Sharing the adorable photos to their Instagram pages, the two mothers showed the stark contrast between their children's reaction to leaving home for the day and heading into school. 

Stars have been sharing sweet photos of their offspring with some of them in school uniform for the first time in yonks after months at home during lockdown.

Towie OG Sam Faiers also got in on the action by posting the super cute photo of her son Paul. 

Sam wrote: “When your children are babies in your arms, you think far into the future about school and how it’s years away.

“Well that day was today for us … Paul’s first day at school. He said to me when we was [sic] in the car ‘I love you Mummy, are you going to cry happy tears?’ It was like he was reassuring me he was going to be ok.

“I wasn’t even crying at this point (then I literally balled my eyes out) it’s such a huge milestone and a new chapter of life.”

Sam’s fellow Towie friends and her sister Billie Faiers all commented on the precious photo.

Paul’s auntie Billie wrote: “My beautiful nephew we are all so proud of you Paul love you lots”

“Ohhhhhhh lovely boy. So so so proud he looks gorgeous,” added Sam’s pal Ferne McCann.

However it seemed for some children going back to school after such a long break it was all a bit much, as ex-Saturday’s singer Frankie Bridge proved.

Posting a snap of her and six-year-old Parker, who looked quite upset about the prospect of going back to school and leaving his mum. 

The 31-year-old wrote: “Not all back to school pictures are happy ones. Parker is definitely my sensitive and anxious child and it all got a bit much for him this morning.

“There were lots of tears from him… which inevitable meant lots of tears from me.” 

Frankie went on to reassure her followers that her eldest son was “absolutely fine” by the time she and husband Wayne Bridge dropped him off though. 

Children across the country are heading back to school after a months of homeschooling in lockdown and a long summer holiday. 

Schools minister Nick Gibb has warned £120 fines will be used as "last resort" if parents refuse to send their kids back to schools as they reopen again this week.

He warned the risk to children's mental health and prospects if they don't go back to school can be "quite damaging".

Mr Gibb told Sky News on Tuesday morning: "Fines have always been the last resort for headteachers but it is a tool to make sure young people are attending school."

A fresh poll from YouGov this morning found four in five parents are going to send their kids in, with just a fraction considering keeping them off.

Mr Gibb said it was natural for some parents to be concerned about their kids going back to school – but they should talk to headteachers for reassurance on the measures in place to keep students safe.

A whopping 97 per cent of schools are expected to reopen fully this week after most kids have spent 6 months out of classrooms.

Four in ten schools in England will welcome back pupils for the autumn term today, with the rest reopening later this week.

If kids don't go to school "without a good reason", local councils will initially give parents' a fine of £60.

That will rise to £120 if it isn't paid within 21 days, and parents can even face prosecution if they fail to pay up after 28 days.

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