Creative Whitley Bay pupils put their talents on show

Rockcliffe First School, in Whitley Bay, hosted a community arts cafe.
Rockcliffe First School, in Whitley Bay, hosted a community arts cafe.
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Artistic pupils put their creative skills on show to celebrate earning a prestigious accolade.

Rockcliffe First School, in Whitley Bay, celebrated all things creative with a community arts cafe.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell was among the guests at Rockcliffe First School's community arts cafe.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell was among the guests at Rockcliffe First School's community arts cafe.

The school has recently been awarded a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award from the Arts Council for England – making it one of the first schools in the country to achieve the status.

The event began with a mini-carnival parade, led by Bay Brass, an enormous swan and its cygnets.

There was entertainment by the school’s Glee Club and special guest performers.

The Cookery Club served up a delicious menu while an art gallery featured masterpieces by every child in school.

A parent did some henna hand-painting while other visitors put on a range of arts and crafts workshops.

Special guest Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell MP was impressed by the quality of work on display.