WHETHER you're a parent who is breathing a sigh of relief as children head back to the classroom, or one who is anxious at the prospect of over-tired youngsters, September is always a time of new beginnings and looking back to previous years' photos.

Here is a spread from a 2006 Primary School Leavers supplement, published in The Northern Echo in September, 15 years ago.

Featured; St Teresa’s Primary School; St Augustine’s RC Primary School; Wearhead Primary School; Howden-le-Wear Primary School; Middleton St George Primary School; St. Anne’s School; St Bede’s RC Primary School; Stanley Crook Primary School; Rookhope Primary School.

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