FESTIVE favourites and religious readings celebrated the wonder of Christmas as a North-East academy marked another successful year.

Carmel College, in Darlington, invited friends and family into college for the Yuletide celebration.

The Christmas liturgy featured traditional carols led by the sixth form choir and readings.

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There was also a medley of movie music by the college band, orchestral arrangements and performances by the chamber choir, the staff choir and Carmel’s own version of Glee.

Principal Maura Regan said: “This was the perfect way to celebrate an outstanding year.

"The atmosphere was delightful and reflected the positivity that is a hallmark of life at Carmel College with the theme of ‘wonder’ a sense of belonging, a sense of inspiration.”