Pictures of first day back at school as children return to class in Chesterfield

Many have been eagerly awaiting today, the day where Covid restrictions begin to ease and children can head back to school at last.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 6:58 pm
Schools across Chesterfield welcomed pupils back to class on Monday, March 8. Pictured is the banner outside Spire Junior School

Children have been in and out of school for nearly a year, with many parents facing the difficulties and frustrations of homeschooling and counting down the days to March 8 when the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions in England begins.

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But, the day has finally come and as many jump for joy as youngsters head back to the classroom we are marking the momentous occasion with an online gallery to showcase how children have been celebrating their return to school.

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Children at Spire Junior School give a thumbs up to the return to school

And its not just parents who are excited about the return, teachers and other staff have happily welcome all pupils back for the first time since the Christmas break.

Did your little one enjoy going back to school? Take a look at our photo gallery and see if you can spot them below.

Pupils at Henry Bradley Nursery and Infant School have been missed be teachers and the staff
Children in Years 5 to 6 ready for the return to Heath Primary School. Pictured with headteacher Jonathan Lynch.
Pupils at Hollingwood Primary show their joy at being back at school
The classroom is once again full for Miss Flavell's years 5 to 6 class at Heath Primary School
Years 3 to 4 enjoy a musical theatre show on return to Hollingwood Primary School
Pupils celebrate being back at Henry Bradley Nursery and Infant School in Brimington
Reception class on their first dinner break back at Heath Primary School
Spire Junior School offered a takeaway 'cuppa and cake' to families on Monday as a 'thank you' for their support during lockdown