FIVE secondary school pupils invited a group of pensioners into their school to give them a taste of education.

The Year 10 pupils from the Gateway Academy came up with the idea to treat the pensioners as part of classes aimed at getting them ready for work.

The pupils invited 15 pensioners and took them on a tour of their school in Chadwell St Mary, made a presentation and served them cakes, sandwiches and drinks.

Margaret O’Brien, 15, said: “We were the only group in our class that came up with a project that doesn’t make money.

“We thought it would be a nice Christmas treat for the pensioners.”