A Cavan leaving cert student says she's nervous and excited to be returning to school on Monday.
March 1st sees the start of the Government's phased reopening of schools, with sixth years and younger classes in primary school the first back.
It comes as the Department of Education announced that each Leaving Cert exam will have fewer questions this year, though the duration of the exam will remain the same.
Saskia Eiffe is a student at St Clare's College in Ballyjamesduff and the local representative for the Irish Second-level Student's Union.
She says there's mixed feelings about getting back to school.