IT'S the time of year when the Malvern Gazette runs our ever-popular First Days At School feature.

So here is the first of two galleries of some fabulous pictures recording for all time the beginnings of school lives for so many youngsters across the town and beyond.

There are so many fresh-faced smiling children, seemingly undaunted by what must have been the most difficult beginning to an autumn term all headteachers and staff can remember.

Here's a list of the schools appearing in this gallery, with pictures supplied by hard-working staff.

• St Matthias CE Primary School

• Northleigh CE Primary School

• Colwall CE Primary School

• St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

• Upton-upon-Severn CE Primary School

• Welland Primary School

• Great Malvern Primary School

• Callow End Primary School

• St James’ CE Primary School

• Bowbrook House School

For any schools who missed the supplement but would like to submit a picture to be published, we'll be doing a round-up next week. Any pictures should be sent to Barry Kinghorn, Community content editor at