We've seen hundreds of happy faces! 

The Daily Echo has been out visiting schools across Hampshire to document Year R pupils during their magical first term at school.

And here are the pictures of their beaming smiles alongside their classmates and teachers.

Daily Echo: First Class 2023. Foxhills Infant School. Mrs Boyes and Mrs Spencer pictured with Ladybirds Class.

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Southampton and Hampshire infant and primary schools from across the Daily Echo region all feature, and you can see them by scrolling through the gallery above.

The pictures were published in a special First Class supplement inside the Daily Echo on Friday November 17.

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