STUDENTS carried the cross with pride as they performed the Easter story to classmates and teachers.
Children from Bede Academy, Blyth, staged a special assembly in Biblical costumes to celebrate Easter.
Romans and disciples recounted the tale of how Jesus was crucified and then resurrected using the different symbols from the Passion narrative including the palm branch, the crown of thorns and the cross.
The festive performance was interspersed with a video clip from the Miracle Maker, an Easter cartoon detailing the life of the Son of God.
An audience of enthusiastic singers joined the cast in a resounding chorus of Lord of the Dance.
Headteacher of Bede Primary Irene Watson said: "Easter is as significant as Christmas in the Christian calendar and it is important that the children understand its true meaning.
"They worked really hard to remember their lines, the performance was delightful and thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike."