Off to big school

Some 93 000 Grade 1s and 98 000 Grade 8s were among the 1.2 million pupils who started the new school year at public schools in the province last Wednesday. Pictured is Blake Michaels, 6, saying goodbye to his proud mother, Deidré, as he leaves for his first day of “big school” – Grade 1 – at Turfhall Primary School in Penlyn Estate