First pictures of Leeds children returning to classroom as schools reopen

Thousands of pupils returned to school today after a third lockdown.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:57 am
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:58 am
Matthew Fitzpatrick, headteacher at Morley Newlands was on hand to greet pupils and parents as they come back to school.

After weeks of home-schooling, online lessons and virtual classrooms, pupils were able to meet their teachers and school friends again.

Our photographer Bruce Rollinson was on hand to capture the school run at Morley Newlands Academy.

Primary school children ready to get back to class at Morley Newlands.

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Matthew Fitzpatrick, headteacher at Morley Newlands school welcomes pupils and parents at the school gates.
Children file back into their classrooms.
Children are eager to get back into real life classrooms.
Pupils were keen to get back to regular school life.
Parents and pupils are both happy to get back to a normal school routine.
It has been a while since parents could chat at the school gates while on the school run.
A quick cuddle before joining school friends in the classroom.