NEARLY 2000 youngsters started school for the first time today in Renfrewshire.Glasgow Times:

Barsail Primary welcomed 51 four and five-year-olds through its door.

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Headteacher Emma Mavers said she was delighted to welcome the new primary ones into the school. 

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She said: “I am delighted to welcome our new primary one pupils to the Barsail family. 

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"They will be nurtured and cared for by all staff and by their doting primary seven buddies. 

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"It is hard to believe that they will be with us until 2029."

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Education convener Emma Rodden, added: “The start of term is always an exciting time, especially for children starting primary one today. 

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"I hope all new P1s and all children and young people returning to school have a great first day.”

New lunch menus for children at nursery and primary also started yesterday.