Schools all across Donegal are now finished up for the Christmas holidays.
And for the teachers and the school staff, it's a welcome break after a hectic few weeks.
The schools have to be congratulated for organising so many fantastic Christmas plays, carols services and Nativity Play performances - where the stars of the shows were of course the children.
A big well done to all concerned.
The Democrat's photographer Thomas Gallagher visited Scoil Chaitriona National School in Ballyshannon where their Nativity Play went down a treat.