Returning to school: Dale Hall Primary 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

As children across Suffolk return to school after the long summer break, we look back to when one Ipswich primary school reopened its gates in 1978.

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

This gallery captures the moment children and their parents headed to Dale Hall Primary School. For some it would be their first day at school, for others it was the beginning of a new year.

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

School friends reuniting and new uniforms and stationery are treasured memories for many of us from the first day back of the autumn term. But it would bring with it a reminder of the end of the long summer days.

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

These pictures show children enjoying playground games before the start of the school day, whilst parents prepare to leave their child at school, many for the first time.

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

To share your memories of your first day back at school, or if we have pictured you in this gallery, email our picture desk.

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978

The first day back at school at Dale Hall Primary School in 1978 - Credit: Archant