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PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums

Some laughed, most cried as they realised their parents were actually going to leave them with a stranger called ‘Teacher’.

SCHOOL DAYS ARE meant to be the best days of your life, but there’s really no point in telling some of these four and five-years-olds who hesitantly began their first day at school today.

Some laughed, most cried as their parents bid them adieu and the realisation sunk in that they would be staying put.

Some of these pictures will break your heart, no one tell them school lasts for around 13 years:

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums
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    Jamie Kirwan is not one bit impressed by this whole school-malark as his mother Ashleigh Farrell tries to comfort him.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Tanya Collier, 4, happily hangs up her coats and hat on her first day of school at St Catherine's Church of Ireland National School on Donore Avenue.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Four-year-old twins Esme and Leah Crilly-Brady get settled in on the first day of school at St Catherine's Church of Ireland National School on Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Poor Madison Donnelly, 4,... We all know that feeling. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    "WHAT?" - Julia Mickiewicz, 4, has an Aengus Mac Grianna moment with her new teacher on her first day at Gardiner Street School.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    Diya Luchmun, 4, doesn't mind that her mother Sarka must leave her on her first day at Gardiner Street School, Dublin 1.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    "You're not actually going to leave me here," wonders Kyra Duncan, 4, as her teacher Catriona Kelly comforts her at Gardiner Street School.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    Bawling. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    David Ciocan, 4, gets a teary-eyed when his mother has to leave him at Gardiner Street School, Dublin 1.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    Edward Linehan heading ou the door to his first day of school in CBC Cork.

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