There was a whirlwind of excitement and nerves this morning at schools all over Cape Town as parents and children entered the school gates for the first time bringing their kids all neatly dressed in their uniforms for their first day of “big school”.
Some of the children were happy to jump right in, leaving some parents feeling bittersweet:
While others were a bit more apprehensive about this new journey they were about to embark on and needed some convincing:
Emotions ran high among parents who hung around for just a while longer to ensure their kids were okay:
Here are photos of some Grade 1s settling into their new school life:
We wish all Grade 1s a very happy year ahead!
Picture: Tiffany Bredeveldt