Big-hearted youngsters helped bridge the generation gap - to serve up a fantastic festive feast.
Staff and students at Boldon School took a break from sums and science to lay on a yuletide treat at their annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party.
“It is lovely to be at the heart of the community.”Elizabeth Hayes
Scores of older residents from local residential homes and clubs took up the invitation for a superb seasonal spread of turkey and all the trimmings.
Pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 gave up their time to cater for the special guests’ every need - before capping off a fun-packed day my making a right good song and a dance.
There were also raffle and bingo games to keep the entertainment flowing.
The traditional extravaganza was organised by Gayle Eglintine, an administrator at the school in New Road, Boldon Colliery.
She was delighted the festive feast proved a Christmas hit with the old age partiers.
Mrs Eglintine said: “The day went really well. Everyone enjoyed it.
“We had children from Year 7 through to Year 11 getting involved this year.
“They helped to arrange the tables and set up the decorations.
“We also had lots of entertainment with the school band playing, as well as cheerleading and singing.
“There was also a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
“It was really nice and got everyone in the Christmas spirit.”
The school has organised the seasonal shindig for the past seven years - and it continues to go from strength-to-strength.
Elizabeth Hayes, headteacher at the school, added: “It was a fabulous event organised at the school.
“It is lovely to be at the heart of the community.”