Pupils at an Ashington school have been learning about respect and how they can play a part in their community.
During the last week of November, students at Hirst Park Middle School took part in a ‘Respect’ week to encourage everyone to show extra regard for each other.
And the week culminated on the Friday with a collection for the food bank run by the Ashington Food Bank Community Support Project, which operates to support those in need in the local community.
Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery visited the school on the Friday and saw first hand how the food bank collection was taken shape.
His visit was a follow up visit as students had written to him earlier in the year about the worldwide shortage of teachers.
Mr Lavery met pupils from Years 7 and 8 and answered their questions about education and his experiences as an MP both locally and in London.
A school spokesperson said: “The children enjoyed the opportunity to put their questions to Mr Lavery.”