YOUNGSTERS said a festive farewell to their school as they gear up to move in the new year.
Pupils at Galsworthy School in South Shields held a Christmas fair as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme – a project which gets kids learning about business industries in their classroom.
This was the last event staff and students will take part in at the Galsworthy Road site before they move to their new school next month.
David Borrell, a leader of learning, said: “It will be a bittersweet time for many. But it’s going to be a new start for the school and the children, so I think everyone is looking forward to it.
“There’s going to be a lot more equipment and facilities which pupils will be able to benefit from, so I think really it’s going to be more sweet than bitter.”
A new £5.6m building will replace Galsworthy School, which will be called Park View, in Temple Park Road in South Shields.
The new site was created through the Building Schools For The Future (BSF) programme, and will house 50 pupils aged 11 to 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.
Youngsters will be moving into their new school within weeks. As part of their last festive event in Biddick Hall, pupils bought toiletries to create raffle and tombola prizes.
They are saving up all their profits for an end of term trip.
Mr Borrell said: “We have some very enterprising students at our school, and they’re very good at thinking up ways to make money through the enterprise project.
“From the fruits of their labour so far, they are hoping to fund a trip.
“I believe they’re wanting to go to Disneyland in Paris – so the’re aiming high.”