PUPILS at a Tyne Valley school enjoyed a visit from a special guest.

Children at Mowden Hall School near Stocksfield were delighted when Roy the rescue dog was brought in by members of the district’s mountain rescue teams.

Kirsten Knight, head of pre-prep, said: “Roy the dog went down really well, and it was lovely to hear more about what they do. We heard about how the dog was trained and how much commitment the volunteers give to their training.”

The school was also visited by the charity team from Daft as a Brush cancer care. The team were presented with a cheque for £380.47 by the school, raised during a Harvest Festival event.

Kirsten added: “Our school council chose to raise money for Daft as a Brush, picking it over lots of other good causes.”