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Big day in young lives: remembering first day at school at Diss Infants

PUBLISHED: 10:32 04 September 2019

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

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It's a big day in very young lives and then just as now the first time setting foot in a new school is something you will never forget.

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

As schools in Norfolk return after the summer holidays there will be a mix of nerves, excitement, and possibly even a few tears, as youngsters arrive in their new classrooms.

Some will be growing up fast as they start big school for the first time, others moving up a year into their new classes with new teachers, but for really young new pupils it will be the biggest day as they arrive at the school gates for the very first time.

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

These pictures from our archives show young children on the first day of school at Diss Infant School in 1969.

From meeting new classmates to learning while playing and taking a break for a mini bottle of milk — remember them? — it is all a new experience.

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Are you one of these eager youngsters with their whole school lives ahead of them? Or do you recognise a loved one or relative? Tell us in the comments below…

A boy enjoying a bottle of milk during his first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryA boy enjoying a bottle of milk during his first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

First day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryFirst day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

Children during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant LibraryChildren during their first day at Diss Infant School, 12 September 1969. Picture: Archant Library

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