Santa surprise for group of students

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Pupils from a school in Blyth for children with a range of special educational needs received a surprise visit from Santa as an end-of-term treat.

The class of ten from The Dales School loved the fact that Santa knew all their names, likes and dislikes and what they had been up to in school.

Class teacher Holly Johnson asked her dad, Paul, to dress up and hide in a woodland area so he could go along to the place where the students were enjoying an outdoor learning session to give them a festive surprise.

He was accompanied by Miss Johnson’s dog Minnie, who was dressed up as his mascot, and he had presents for the children.

After chatting with Santa about how much they were looking forward to the Christmas holidays, the Druridge class pupils enjoyed an elf hunt around the woods.