A TREE-PLANTING ceremony was held to mark the opening of a school.
As part of a big community day, four trees, provided by housing group Gentoo, were planted in the grounds of Farringdon Community Academy in Allendale Road, Sunderland.
Headteacher, Howard Kemp, said the school holds a couple of community days each year where they collapse the timetable and everyone takes part in a range of activities.
This time, the Year 7 students visited Silksworth Lake and worked with EDF, Nexus and the police, while the Year 8s enjoyed an Olympic-style sports day.
The Year 9 students designed a timeline of the school and also did an arts project. Year 10s had a careers day speaking to a range of employers and Year 11s held workshops and enjoyed enterprise, revision and relaxation activities.
Mr Kemp said: “These days are always very engaging for the students and this was probably the best one yet.
“We are very grateful to all of the external providers who came into school to run workshops or information sessions for our students.”