SCHOOL pupils had an unexpected lunchtime treat last week when two rally cars turned up on the playground.

Hexham First School pupils got the chance on Friday (June 17) to see the type of car that would be competing on the Kielder Forest Rally at the weekend.

One car on show was the Ford Escort MK2, built in 1978 and owned by Paul Fry who was running as zero car on the event.

The other was the brand new, state-of-the-art Ford Fiesta of Hexham & District Motor Club’s, David Henderson.

While David didn't do the Kielder Forest Rally as he is competing on this weekend’s Argyll Stages Rally in Scotland, brought the car along to show the children what a modern rally car looks, and sounds, like.

Organisers of Kielder Forest Rally said they are grateful to the school’s headteacher, Justine Overton, for arranging the visit.