IT was back to school for thousands of kids across Renfrewshire last week, while some headed off to lessons for the first time.

Little ones from across the area packed their bags and polished their shoes in preparation for the big day.

And proud parents sent us their favourite snaps as children started a new chapter in their lives.

We were inundated with brilliant pictures of kids of all ages looking smart in their school uniforms.

They are now busy settling down to lessons and making new friends.

The start of a new school year is a day to remember for so many families – and everyone at The Gazette wishes local youngsters the best of luck.

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