YOUNG and old have shared in the spirit of the season at a South Tyneside school.
Boldon School, in New Road, Boldon Colliery, recently opened its doors for its annual senior citizens’ Christmas party.
Residents arrived with their glad rags on to be entertained by volunteer staff and pupils.
Visitors were greeted as they arrived and escorted to their tables to enjoy a Christmas meal, served to them by post-16 students acting as waiters for the evening.
The guests then enjoyed a game of bingo, a raffle and had a special visit from Santa Claus.
Everyone then retired to the school’s theatre to sit back and enjoy performances from Voices Together and The Worx Dance Troupe.
The event this year was co-ordinated by Rachel Fenwick, PA to the senior assistant headteacher, and sponsored by Asda.
Mrs Fenwick said: “The whole evening was a huge success.
“The guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and shared many messages of thanks as they left.
“I would like to thank all of the staff and students who gave up their time to help out with the event.
“I am already looking forward to next year’s festivities.”