A Teesside school took its annual festival into the community this year as teachers praised the 'moving' event.

Yarm School’s Dovecote Festival commenced at the school's music studio to record a rendition of Bob Dylan’s "Forever Young" before continuing with a procession of sea shanties and songs around the town.

Yarm School music coordinator, Mike McGrother, and choir, Infant Hercules, embarked on the year-long recording project, which included a trek along Cleveland Way to promote men's cancer awareness.

Dr Huw Williams, headmaster at Yarm School said: "We are delighted and proud that our Dovecote Festival has expanded into the community.

"Thank you to all who joined us and contributed to a moving and memorable few days."

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A ‘Memento Juke Box’ provided a dementia-friendly event and incorporated sing-alongs, school pupil performances, and shared personal memories from the community.

Attendees were provided a welcoming atmosphere for those affected by dementia.

The conclusion of the festival featured a ‘Jazz Masterclass’ led by renowned jazz musician and composer, Mike Walker, and a BBQ and concert at the school’s Dovecote.

Mike McGrother said: "We passionately believe that music is a powerful tool to connect people and give them a voice.

"The ‘Memento Juke Box’ event was certainly a highlight of this year’s Dovecote Festival, providing an environment for everyone, including those living with dementia, to connect through stories and song."