AS children across Wyre Forest return to school - or even start their first day in class - we've been asking for your photos.

Dozens of you have sent in photos of your youngsters, dressed smart and raring to go back to school.

Others sent in before and after photographs, inspired by five-year-old Lucie Falconer, who went viral last month after Neilston mum Jillian sent two snaps to our sister paper in Scotland, the Barrhead News.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

A special shout out to Harry Wade who, after spending most of last year using a walking frame, was able to start his first day of year five without it - go Harry!

Another mum, Michelle Maddicks, sent her six-year-old daughter Maryann back to Foley Park Primary with "hug buttons" drawn on each hand so that she could hold her hands together whenever she felt nervous and send a hug back to her mum at home. What a great idea!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our online gallery.