22 photos capture moment children returned to schools across Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Hayling Island

Children have returned to classrooms across the Portsmouth area this morning.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:16 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:20 pm
(From left) Amelia Willis, Claire Willis and Jacob Willis at Gomer Junior School.

It is the first stage in the easing of the lockdown restrictions in England.

We have had reporters and photographers down across the Portsmouth area this morning – you can follow all the updates in our live blog here.

You can see all our pictures from the return to school in our gallery below.

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Mimi Harvey-Gutteridge, Year 4, with her mum Gemma arrive at Gomer Junior School.

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Dylan Evans, 16, and Ava Errington-Noden, 15, at Priory School.
George Martin, 16, and Emma Dilon, 16, return to Priory School.
Pupils head to class at Gomer Junior School
Welcome sign and bunting up at the school gate at Mengham Infants School.
Children arrive at Park Community School.
Mengham Infants School welcomes children back.
Priory School headteacher Stewart Vaughan
Ryan Jennings, 12, returns to Park Community School.
Pupils waiting to be tested at Priory School.
Paul Frampton with his daughter Poppy at Mengham Infants School.
Priory School.
Priory School students Ava Errington-Noden, Emma Dillon, Dylan Evans and George Martin.
Children return to Park Community School.
Priory School
Priory School.
Priory School.
Priory School.
Olive James, a Year 7 pupil, at Park Community School.
Testing at Priory School
Children return to Park Community School.