The new generation of Ballarat's preps have spent the last month beginning their primary school adventures.
Hundreds of smiling, happy faces have filled the classrooms that sat empty for so long last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, we can bring those happy faces to you.
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The Courier's Big Steps, Little Feet publication features all of the prep grades across the Ballarat region for the 2020, school year which began at the start of February.
The photos appear in the print edition of The Courier on Wednesday, February 24.
The photo gallery below is available solely to digital subscribers to thecourier.com.au.
All photos can also be purchased by ringing our office on 5320 1200 or by visiting us at 2 Webster Street, Ballarat.
See all the photos below.