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.”