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Remember the days of the old schoolyard

I’d forgotten what it was like to go back to school until recently. Since becoming a mother, I find myself observing neighborhood schools and multiethnic groups of children. I hear parents voice their concerns about the new teaching methods, and I hear about all-day nursery and primary schools. Obviously much has changed since my mother ironed my pinafore and packed my satchel for my first day at school. How do parents feel about their offspring going back to school? Kathimerini asked three children’s authors who are parents about the feelings, memories and expectations that returning to school conjures up for them.