Back to school: Picture special as Hartlepool children start new term
It's been an emotional couple of days across the town as thousands of children across the Hartlepool area return to school after the summer break.
And proud parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends were there to capture all of the action on camera! They are proud as punch, and they could not resist sharing some pictures with us! Here are some of the back to school photographs we have been sent so far – we will add as many as we can as they continue to come in.