SCHOOLCHILDREN in Prudhoe joined older residents in their community to celebrate Burns Night last week.

The Manors extra care scheme in Prudhoe, which allows its residents aged over 55 to live independently, received visits from Adderlane Academy and Highfield Middle School pupils on Friday to celebrate the birthday of famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

Burns Night activities at the Manors were planned by activities co-ordinator Mark Pae.

The housing scheme, run by Karbon Homes, already runs several events throughout the year to get local youngsters interacting with residents.

Adderlane Academy visited the residents in the morning, bringing them shortbread biscuits and spending time with them making Saltires.

Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman and local councillors also visited to join in with the activities.

The residents then enjoyed a traditional haggis lunch cooked by the restaurant staff, before they were visited by pupils from Highfield Middle School during the afternoon.

The students took it in turns to read out extracts of Robert Burns’ poetry, before the residents took part in a Burns Night quiz with Prudhoe University of the Third Age.