First Class school photos in KM newspapers from April 21, 2021

There's no doubt it's been a school year unlike any other.

And for Kent's reception pupils the start of their school journey has been the most unusual of beginnings.

Did your child start Reception in September 2020?
Did your child start Reception in September 2020?

Coronavirus meant that our popular First Class supplements, which capture children's first days and weeks in school, had to be delayed as classes and school staff got to grips with new ways of working in September.

But not wishing to disappoint the families of any new starters, our memorable First Class supplements are now in production, to give parents of the county's newest pupils a wonderful keepsake.

Whilst harvest festivals, concerts, assemblies, nativities and Christmas parties may have all been casualties of the pandemic in the past few months, we're delighted to have been able to capture a small part of these four and five-year-olds first time in school as they take tentative steps into the world of learning.

Our First Class supplements will be published this spring
Our First Class supplements will be published this spring

Our photographers have criss-crossed the county, taking all the necessary safety precautions, to capture moments from their first term in school which will stay with these youngsters and their parents forever.

And we are now preparing to bring all of these pictures together in First Class specials this spring.

The colourful, brilliant annual supplements, which could be held in memory boxes for years to come, will be available from Wednesday, April 21 inside the following KM paid-for newspapers...

  • East Kent Mercury
  • Folkestone and Hythe Express
  • Gravesend and Dartford Messengers
  • Kentish Express Series
  • Kentish Gazette Group
  • Kent Messenger
  • Medway Messenger
  • Sheerness Times Guardian
  • Sittingbourne News

If you're not sure if your child's school took part, we hope to be able to soon bring you a list of confirmed classes so that you and your family know to lookout for your little one's group.

You will also be able to buy a copy of that photograph for a lasting keepsake, or to send to a relative or friend, both through details included in the supplement or by clicking here.

You can sign up to the My Kent Family newsletter, and other KM Group emails, by clicking here.

News from our universities, local primary and secondary schools can be found here in our new Education Directory.

First Class 2021 will be out in April
First Class 2021 will be out in April

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