Mum takes identical picture of daughter on first day of school for a decade

By Ben Turner (SWNS) & Erin Santillo

A proud mum has taken an identical picture of her daughter on her first day back at school for a decade.

Dagny Barnett, 53, now has an album documenting how Chloë, 14, has gone "from a very chubby-cheeked nursery child to a grown-up girl" over the past ten years.

And the new school term – which saw Chloë start her GCSEs as a Year 10 pupil – was no exception to the family tradition.

Ms Barnett said the images provide a "lovely memory" of her daughter's childhood.

"It's just nice to see the difference each year of how much she's changed", she said.

Chloë Barnett during her primary school years (Dagny Barnett / SWNS)

"The hairstyle and other bits have all changed over the years.

"She's gone from a very chubby-cheeked nursery child to a grown-up girl."

Ms Barnett, a stay-at-home mum, had her "precious" daughter after seven rounds of IVF over as many years.

She has strict rules for how Chloë must pose for the annual image outside their home in Redhill, Surrey – side-on, smiling and in school uniform.

Chloë Barnett during her secondary school years (Dagny Barnett / SWNS)

The first batch of pictures shows her from the age of four to 11 – from nursery to Year 6 – while the second batch in her red blazer documents her time to date at secondary school.

Ms Barnett added: "Chloë loves the pictures now she's 14 and doesn't have to go through the stress of mummy screaming 'put your leg forward' or 'put your leg in the right place!'.

"Seeing the old pictures is such a lovely memory of her junior school years."

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