This past Wednesday (Jan 12) marked the opening of schools for the new year, in inland provinces, including Gauteng.

Locally, the Laudium Sun visited some primary schools in the area on the opening day and it was a bag of mixed emotions with some first time learners happy to make new friends, while others were sad after being left alone for the first time by parents, with both parents and learners struggling to hold back tears, as they parted.

Returning learners also reunited with friends after a lengthy holiday period, with excited learners and dedicated teachers ensuring Covid protocols were complied with.

The Laudium Sun wishes all learners the very best for the 2022 school year.