It’s less than a month until the new school year starts.
And that means lots more scenes like this in classrooms across Hartlepool and East Durham.
But let’s look back at some new arrivals who looked so pleased and excited to be starting on their school journey in 2008 and 2009.
First, here’s a view from St Joseph’s Primary where these children looked resplendent in their uniforms.
From the same year, don’t they look lovely in this line-up at Hart Primary.
A year later, these children were new starters at Brougham Primary and so were these smiling faces at St Cuthbert’s.
Don’t they all look great?
We will have more reminders of early schooldays for you in the weeks to come, but if these photographs bring back memories, email firstname.lastname@example.org