Schools round-up: Democracy, poetry and bicycles
More than 200 pupils took part in an interactive session with local councillors at the county council's HQ to mark Local Democracy Week.
Schools across Northumberland celebrated the national event which aims to raise young people’s awareness of how local councils operate and how they can get involved in decision-making in their communities.
Meanwhile, spoken-word artist, poet and comedian Kate Fox visited the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick as part of their National Poetry Day celebrations.
She ran a session with each class during which they wrote poems about school.
The sessions were practical and fun; pupils really seemed to enjoy them.
And at Amble Links First School, the PTA has just bought a new set of five balance bikes and helmets for the Early Years children from funds raised through discos, raffles, fairs and quizzes.