Businesses in Morpeth are leading a lesson in teamwork as they join forces to hold a Back to School event.
A selection of stores at Sanderson Arcade, including Marks and Spencer, Clarks, New Look and Paperchase, will be offering help and advice to parents on Saturday.
Clarks will also be providing a free measuring service and taking appointments for children’s in-store shoe fitting.
And while the adults stock up on uniforms and stationery, there is free face-painting and entertainment to keep the children amused.
There will also be a Great Morpeth Kids’ Bake-Off competition, run by The Pudding Parlour. There are two age categories, four to seven years and seven to 11. Entries should be submitted by 1pm.
The Back to School event runs from noon to 3pm.