Starting primary school is a big step for little ones and their families and over the years the BallymoneyTimes photographers have captured those precious first days.
We’ve delved into the archives and turned up this great selection of P1 pupils on their first day at various schools in the Ballymoney area back in the 2000s. It’s sure to bring back a few memories.
DOWN ON THE FARM. These little P1's from Carrowreagh PS were busy building up their farm when our photographer called at the school in 2010 Photo: NI World
IN A ROW. Smiling P1's at Knockahollet in 2010 Photo: NI World
LOOK UP. Pictured are P1's at William Pinkerton PS Dervock during their first few days at school in 2009 Photo: NI World
SILLY CHEESE SAUSAGES. Pictured are P1 pupils at Straidbilly PS who had their own version of saying 'cheese' to our photographer in 2010 Photo: NI World