Adebayor's started so well for Man City
Why DO schoolchildren play truant?
A parent is sent to prison once every two weeks in school term in England and Wales because their child is skipping school. When that statistic emerged on our programme, one mother got in touch with us to say she's at her wits end because her daughter Laura is constantly avoiding school. Laura's mum is a qualified teacher and has five children. Her daughter's truanting has got so bad the family have now been visited by the local council's education welfare officers. We spoke to 14-year-old Laura and her best friend Beth, who's 15, and goes truanting with her. You can hear the interview here.
We'll put some of their points to a Government minister later in the programme.