STUDENTS brought a taste of Christmas cheer to the local community after opening the doors to their academy to welcome in residents and the festive season.
Around 40 guests enjoyed an afternoon tea, accompanied by carols, at an annual Yuletide extravaganza staged at Bede Academy, Blyth.
Year 9 prefects served a selection of tasty treats prepared by the academy’s catering team.
The perfect ambiance was created by a background of Christmas music as the Bede Academy Choir sang a host of carols.
Resident Audrey Mullarkey said: “I come here every year and really love it. The food, the company and the children are all delightful.”
Prefect Lara Clark, 13, said: “It is really nice showing local residents how great our school is and we enjoy serving them their tea and talking to them.”
Bede Academy Vice Principal Steve Grant added: “The academy is at the heart of a very close-knit community and is delighted to host this special event.
“Many of the residents know each other well and have a great time together. Our choir performed beautifully and I love to see the interaction between the generations. It’s a lovely occasion.”