It’s that time of year as children return to school following the summer holidays.
Days on the beach will soon become distant memories.
Instead, it’s out with the textbooks for all-important lessons on everything from the Battle of Hastings to x+y=z.
And it’s not just pupils who are facing a new challenge - some of them for the very first time.
Many teachers will be starting new jobs - tackling new issues.
That’s the case at St Hugh’s School in Woodhall Spa where Chris Ward has taken over as headteacher.
Mr Ward was formerly deputy head at Worksop College Preparatory School.
He replaces Stephen Greenish who has moved on after a successful 16 years at St Hugh’s.
Mr Ward’s background includes several years as director of music at St John’s on the Hill School in Monmouthshire where he also carried out the role of head of Years 7 and 8.
His teaching experience includes common entrance maths, design technology, religious studies, performing arts and games.
He also jointly ran a junior boys’ boarding house with his wife for four and a half years.
Mr Ward is also a keen sportsman and played competitive rugby for a number of years.
He said: “St Hugh’s is a happy school with well motivated staff and pupils and I am looking forward to working with everyone associated with it, including pupils, parents and staff.
“St. Hugh’s has, I believe, all the attributes of a school that can be a leading light in the local community and in the prep school world.”