It is the first day of term in Swat Valley Pakistan and the girls in High School have much to be thankful for.
Speaking for the first time since her attack by the Taliban, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai said she wants every child to be educated.
Doctors have said they plan to carry out two procedures to reinforce Malala Yousafzai's skull and to restore hearing to her left ear.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to the UK and treated in Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban, features in a list of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
The 15-year-old has set up education charity the Malala Fund and is now a pupil at Edgbaston High School for Girls.
She appears on one of the issue's seven separate covers.
Time managing editor Rick Stengel said: "This year we are trying something new: seven cover portraits of Time 100 honorees who reflect the breadth and depth of our list, each one profiled inside- as is our tradition- by an equally luminary voice."
This is the text of the petition Malala Yousufzai and her father have signed:
Mourning the death of Shahnaz Nazli, a courageous teacher shot for wanting to ensure girls have the right to go to school, we call on the president and government of Pakistan to end the killings and violence that prevent girls' education and to ensure all girls can go to school.
We call for all girls and all teachers to be protected and given security to enable them to enjoy their basic right to be educated.
Malala Yousufzai and her father Ziauddin have become the first signatories of a petition calling for better protection for teachers and students in Pakistan.
The petition, addressed to the president of Pakistan, is in response to the killing of a teacher on her way to work at a girls' school in Pakistan's north-west tribal region on Tuesday.
The killing took place not far from where Malala herself was shot in the head as she returned from school in October 2012.
Malala Yousafzai said it is "the happiest moment" that she is returning to school following her attack.
She said, "I want to learn about politics, about social rights and about the law. I want to learn how to bring change in this world":
Malala Yousafzai has spent her first day at school since being attacked by the Taliban in October last year.
The 15-year-old was shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education
While making her way to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, Malala told her father Ziauddin, "It is an honour for me and it's what I dreamed ... I'm on my way to my dream":
UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said today is a "great day" for Malala Yousafzai.
Mr Brown said in a statement:
This is a great day for Malala, for her family - and for the cause of education worldwide.
By her courage, Malala shows that nothing - not even bullets, intimidation or death threats - can stand in the way of the right of every girl to an education.
I wish Malala and her family well as her courageous recovery continues.
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has released a video showing Malala Yousafzai undergoing cranial reconstructive surgery:
Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by the Taliban last October, said her mission remains the same, "to help people".
Speaking from her hospital bed after a five-hour operation at the weekend, Malala said, "I'm feeling alright and I'm happy that both the operations are successful".
"I can walk a little bit, I can talk and I am feeling better, and it doesn't seem that I had a very big operation", she told Critical Care consultant Dr Mav Manji at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.