THOUSANDS of pupils will be returning to school today across Dorset. 

For some, it may be their first time back in the classroom since before the lockdown. 

Schools have spent months planning and preparing to create safe environments with a number of new measures in place.

Classrooms and playgrounds will look very different compared to how they were before.

Protective 'bubbles', staggered arrivals and pick-ups, one-way systems and hand sanitising stations are just some of the things that will be seen.

It will be an anxious and exciting time and we’re inviting parents to share pictures of their children as they return to school.

To share your picture, click the button below.