A Darlington school is offering activities galore to both pupils and the public.

The number of activities on offer to pupils at Hummersknott School and Language College have doubled in a year.

Several after-school clubs have been introduced since last year, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, a crime prevention panel, theatre group, nurse drop-in, skate park, trampolining, tennis camp and more sporting activities between 3.30pm and 5pm.

Last autumn, the initiative was launched to provide more activities at the school, in Edinburgh Drive, and Skerne Park Primary School, in Ribble Drive.

The schools have been given more than £200,000 to provide activities as part of a national scheme.

Since it was launched, the number of services for adults across the town have also grown.

A community police officer is based in the school on the second Monday of each month.

There are also ten different languages on offer, computer facilities and swimming for the over-50s every Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Hummersknott pupil and cricketer James Dobson has been chosen for a winter cricket training camp.

He will join youngsters from across the region for sessions with the North of England under-13s at Headingley, in Leeds.

He will compete for a chance to represent the North at a national tournament next year.

James has already represented Durham County Cricket Club at under-11 and under-12 levels. During the summer, he scored more than 350 runs for Durham and topped the county averages.

The impressive performance included half-centuries against both Yorkshire and Scotland.