Schools satisfy both counts and many children will be looking forward to stepping back into the classroom next week.
These pictures from the past show what makes Derbyshire schools great.
1. Booking in
Pupils at Spire Junior School in Chesterfield meet author Simon Rose in 2006. Callum Weldon, Christie-Ann Scott-Briggs, Richard Miller and Casey Fawcett are pictured with a model of an alien that they made.
2. Move it!
Peter Francis from Stomp with pupils Natasha Fulwood, Joshua Nadin, Darryl Pettit, Bradley Warsop and Tyler Bond are put through their paces by Peter Francis from Stomp at a dance workshop in Deincourt School in 2009.
Photo: Marisa Cashill
3. Brainy kids
Natalie Sharratt and Scott Briggs show Councillor Alan Charles their paper models of the human brain at Walton Holymoorside School in 2007.
5 March 2007
4. Enterprising team
These lads from Brookfield School in Chesterfield have plenty to smile about after winning awards in a Young Enterprise competition in 2006.