It’s been a big week for many youngsters in Hartlepool and East Durham.
Whether it was their first day at school, their first ever at the big school, or just a return to the classroom after the holidays – it is always a huge occasion and a little nerve-wracking.
So we thought we’d ask you for your memories of the first days for these children.
Here are some smiling faces from Sacred Heart Primary in 2004 and Clavering Primary School from the same year.
We have a photograph from 2003 showing the children from Manor Primary School in Hartlepool.
And who do you recognise from the line-up at Elwick Village Primary? They were photographed in their smart uniforms 11 years ago.
Share your own school memories by emailing email@example.com