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Tears and colouring in: New students start "big school"

It takes us all back…

WE’VE BEEN THERE; the schoolbag, the uniform, the confusion between a corridor and a caravan (just me?).

Today, primary school students around Ireland started back for another year and that meant another back of junior infants.

With that, came tears, tantrums and separation anxieties. And that was just the parents.

Little Kyra Duncan wasn’t happy about her first day of school today at Gardiner Street School on Belvedere Court in Dublin.

First Day of School. Little Kyra Duncan Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

She didn’t want to leave her mam.

First Day of School. Little Kyra Duncan Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Like, really didn’t want to leave.

First Day of School. Little Kyra Duncan Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

But then she found a new best friend in Ellie Ledden and all was right with the world.

First Day of School. New best friends Ky Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Also making friends were Lucy Molloy and Yifei Daniel Xu as their new teacher Ms Beakey looked on at Central Model Infant’s School in Malborough Street

First Day of School. Pictured are Lucy Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Noemi Clim got some reassurance from sister Ozana

First Day of School. Little Noemi Clim, Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

But still found the whole thing a little overwhelming

First Day of School. Little Noemi Clim, Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Kierra Cundapah wasn’t sure about this school stuff until her teacher Ms O’Connor showed her some toys

First Day of School. Pictured is Kierra Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Temuujin Tungalag really just wanted to be left to play

First Day of School. Pictured is Temuuj Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Lennix Hassett was altogether more upbeat as he arrived with his parents Derek and Charmaine

First Day of School. Lennix Hassett arri Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

And Emily Cai looked on as brother David started his school life

First Day of School. Nine-month-old Emil Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Did your little one start today? How are you holding up? Let us know in the comments

Read: 9 memories from the first day back to primary school

Read: This lovely video perfectly captures the first day of school

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