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Emotional first day of school for Halifax parents and kids

Thousands of students returned to class today in the Halifax area.

There was a bit of chaos outside some Halifax schools today as parents saw their kids off

There were lots of laughs — and tears — during the first day back at Halifax schools. 1:49

Thousands of students returned to class today in the Halifax area.

Don Reardon, principal of Oxford School in Halifax, said enrolment is up at his school. That goes against the general enrolment decline predicted by the Halifax Regional School Board.

Watch the above video to see Halifax kids heading back to school.