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Northern Ireland schools return: How do pupils and parents feel?

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Niamh and Andrew Larkin

Niamh and Andrew Larkin

Kate and Sharon Holmes

Kate and Sharon Holmes

Lola and Dawn Elliott

Lola and Dawn Elliott

Niamh and Andrew Larkin

Parents and pupils in Belfast gave their verdict yesterday on plans to return to school, with most eager to get back to their normal routines after months of lockdown.

Last week, the Education Minister Peter Weir issued more guidance on how schools will look in the new term, including reducing social distancing between pupils to one metre.

Caleb Davey (11), from Ballynahinch, has just finished primary school and is set to start at Beechlawn Special School.