IT'S that time of year again - schools are breaking up for the summer and for Year Sixes, it's time to say goodbye to primary school life.

To mark the occasion, here is a gallery of pupils in Colchester and north Essex who are gearing up for the big step to high school in September.

On Tuesday (July 9) the Gazette carried a 40-page supplement containing Forever Friends photographs from more than 50 schools.

To buy a copy of the paper call 01206 506000.