WATCH: Emmerdale star at official opening of North Tyneside school
An award-winning soap star joined pupils, staff and VIPs for the official opening of North Tyneside's latest state-of-the-art school and nursery today.
Charlie Hardwick, who played Val in Emmerdale, joined the Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, as she unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of Whitehouse Primary School in North Shields.
The new new £3million school and nursery has bright and airy classrooms, a learning resource centre, multi-purpose hall with stage lighting, community room, lots of outside space and a multi-use games area.
The school choir performed a special song for the occasion and there was a guided tour of the new building. Representatives of construction partner Sir Robert McAlpine, school leaders and representatives of the local authority and Learning Trust were also present.