Cousins Jamie, four, and Isabelle, five, from Mrs Shaw and Mrs Quinn's Reception Class at St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School, Shevington.

RETRO: Wigan youngsters' first days of school in 2009

Next month the Wigan Observer will be publishing its annual First Days supplement, featuring photographs of new reception classes at many of the borough’s schools. To whet your appetites for that, we’ve been looking back to pictures of those milestone moments from years past. Here we have a random selection taken 13 years in 2009.

First Days – Reception classes from 2009

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