Young footballers were given a taste of the high life with an open top bus parade through Whitley Bay.
Last month, Valley Gardens Middle School were crowned national champions at the 2014 Danone Cup.
And on Monday the under-11 team marked their achievement with an open top bus parade through the town, showing off the trophy along the way.
Classmates lined up outside the Whitley Bay school to cheer them off as the bus made its way to St Mary’s Lighthouse, dropping them off at the Waterford Arms restaurant for lunch and then taking them back to their school.
Shouts and cheers rang out as the team celebrated their national win in the Danone Nations Cup.
The boys beat 3,500 teams from across the country to bring the U11s cup back to their school, progressing through regional stages.
They beat Lyndhurst Junior School 3-0 in the final, held at Bodymoor Heath, Aston Villa’s training ground.
Coach and teacher Neil Wallbank said: “The kids did really well to get to where they have. We knew they were a good side but to go on and become national champions is something else really.”