Durban - ONE cannot describe the first day of school without mentioning a few tears being shed.
That was the case at Clarence Primary School in Greyville on Wednesday - and at schools across the country - as parents left their children in Grade R and Grade 1 for the first time.
One Grade 1 pupil was hysterical while lying on the floor.
A couple of Grade R pupils were inconsolable when their parents prepared to leave them for their first day of school.
Four-year-old Ziyanda Molemong cried in her Grade R classroom as her mother, Mbali Molemong, 26, said goodbye to her before going to work.