Pupils form a Corbridge school joined residents of a care home in the area for a Christmas bake off.

Pupils from Corbridge Middle School joined residents of Charlotte Straker House.

The competition was judged by Berenice Groves, chair of the trustees at the home.

Despite a tough decision, the design of 10-year-old Lochie McVeigh and resident Muriel Marsh was chosen as the winner.

Four pupils, Ava Greer, 10, Lucas Penny, 13, Lochie McVeigh, 10, and Beatrice Cleeve, 11, partook alongside head teacher Mrs Brown.

Muriel Marsh said: “Lochie is teaching me, I’m just watching and following along. He’s very good.”

Mrs Brown said: "Lochie, Ava, Lucas and Beatrice were chosen to visit Charlotte Straker House as they’ve consistently upheld the values of our school through 2023.

"They thoroughly enjoyed their visit and I was so proud of their behaviour.

"Thank you to everyone at Charlotte Straker House for hosting us, the residents for being so welcoming and for the sweets and gingerbread house kits.

"We can’t wait to visit you again in 2024".

Berenice Groves said: "After a lot of deliberation I chose Lochie and Muriel’s design as the winner.

"I loved the delicate piping and careful placement of the sweets.

"Thank you so much to the children for visiting.

"Our residents love meeting children from local schools and I know everyone had an enormous amount of fun."