The past week was filled with excitement, new friendships and even some tears as children across the region started kindergarten.
While the students might look like they are just focused on fun and monkey business - kindergarten is no laughing matter.
Over the next seven years the little tots will learn the foundations needed to be strong, intelligent and capable adults. The dedicated teachers at Braidwood Central School and St Bede's Primary School will lead them on this journey with a helpful hand and a kind heart.
Check out the gallery to see the serious and the silly side of the 2020 Braidwood kindergarten classes.
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