Now after months apart from their pals and teachers, Portsmouth-area children are today returning to school to start the next chapter of their education.
Parents from across the Solent area sent us smiley photos of their little ones to mark the occasion – is anyone you know included in our gallery?
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1. Back to school photos
Declan, five from Copnor, returns to school extra prepared!
Photo: Fiona Peers
2. Back to school photos
Rod-Thomas, aged nine, from Warren Park, is returning to school.
Photo: Leighanne Armstrong
3. Back to school photos
Oscar Davies, aged six from Hayling Island, is returning to school.
Photo: Lacey Plumstead
4. Back to school photos
Millie-Rose, aged seven and Stanley, aged nine, from Southsea, are returning to school.
Photo: Dayna May