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.
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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.”