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In Pictures: Back to School as new term begins around the county

Back to School 2021

It might not have had the same historical significance of last September as primary schools around the country opened for the first time since the onset of the pandemic – but it has still been a huge week for those starting school for the first time.

Schools around Laois began opening for the new term late in August and it continued at pace throughout last week.

New uniforms, school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases and all sorts of school paraphernalia were organised.

And it’s a time for nerves and excitement in equal measure – for students, parents and school staff.

To mark the occasion, parents from across the county have sent us images of their children embarking on the new school year.

Let’s hope those broad smiles are still evident throughout the year!

You can check out a selection of the images that were sent to us across our various social media channels.

Leona Lynch first day of Senior Infants Holy Family
Leona Lynch first day of Senior Infants Holy Family
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Tommy Fitzpatrick Castletown
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Sibling group Soraya, Sophia, Caleb and Sienna in St Colman’s NS in Stradbally. Both Caleb and Sienna started junior infants while Soraya and Sophia started 3rd class
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Luke Cuddy on his first day in Holy Family Junior School
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Robert (1st class) and Penelope (2nd class) in Ballyfin NS with their younger brother Joe on his first day of playschool
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Molly Bergin on her first day in Senior Infants in St Colman’s NS in Stradbally
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Maria Donoghue , Junior Infants in Holy Family, Portlaoise
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Rhys Cuddy on his first day in Holy Family Senior School
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Lorcán Tucker on his first day in the Gaelscoil with parents Bebhinn Fergus-Tucker and Paul Tucker
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Lorcan Tucker Gaelscoil Phortlaoise with his granfather Bryan Fergus
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Lily Rose Buggy, junior infants in St Colman’s NS
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Lily Rose (1st Class) and Emily Fox (junior infants) in Killeshin NS
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Julia Dillon, senior infants The Rock NS
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Holly (2nd class) and Davin Rowan (4th class) in Ballyadams NS
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Grace Kirwan from Emo who is in Gaelscoil Phortlaoise
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Eva O’Connell from Vicrstown starting Junior Infants in Rath NS and James O’Connell starting playschool at Íosa Linn Playschool in Rath
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Emily Lynch, 1st class in Holy Family Portlaoise, with her dad Arran McGowan
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Burtenshaw Family, Ballyroan
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Bonnie Dillon Mountmellick Sonas Community Creche
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Ariya and Pria Rath NS
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Andrew Winters-Lacey, Holy Family Portlaoise
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Abbey, Alex and Lilly Strong, Emo

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