Pupils dish up a treat

Pupils at Bede Academy prepare to serve an afternoon tea.
Pupils at Bede Academy prepare to serve an afternoon tea.

Christmas came early for Blyth pensioners as local pupils served up a seasonal spread.

Youngsters at Bede Academy played host to 35 older people at a festive afternoon tea.

Neighbours of the academy were invited, along with residents from Nye Bevan House sheltered accommodation and South Quay Care Home.

Sixth formers and Year 9 prefects served sandwiches, cakes and mince pies prepared by the academy’s catering team, while pianist Dylan Fletcher and other student musicians played carols.

Teacher Graeme Murray said: “It’s wonderful for us to spend time with our neighbours in friendship and fellowship.”