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All grown up! Ireland's infants head to school for the first time

It’s been emotional.

SOME CHILDREN REVEL in it, while others cling onto a parent’s leg with as much might that is needed to pierce a Capri Sun. But no matter what the reaction, a child’s first day in Junior Infants is a momentous one for the whole family.

Photographers Laura Hutton and Mark Stedman were in two Dublin schools today to document the occasion, while many of TheJournal.ie readers sent in some snaps of their little ones taking a giant leap onto the education ladder.

As thousands of CAO applicants wave goodbye to school today, these children are only just starting out:

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Related: 21 tips for parents on their child’s first day of school>

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