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Pupils say why they need more sleep.

Pupils say why they need more sleep.

As MPs prepare to debate a petition for schools to start at 10:00, teenagers tell the BBC about their own experiences with early school starts.

It takes 100,000 signatures to trigger a Parliamentary debate and this one, saying early school starts make pupils "so tired", has gained 180,000.

"I remember how miserable I was from waking up early," says sixth form student Leah.

Her college is experimenting with a later start for classes.

But Leah recalls the early starts at her old school with horror.

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