Young and old have joined forces to jam on the ukulele.

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing invited youngsters from St Thomas’ Primary to its Brooklands retirement home in Bradley for free lessons.

Year 5 pupils from the Bradley school will be enjoying weekly lessons with their elders until July and will play together in a special Christmas concert next month.

According to Ginette Eady, who teaches the lessons, it’s no surprise that the instrument is becoming so popular at schools.

She said: “The ukulele is brilliant for kids to learn.

“It really comes to life when played in groups and is a good way into any form of music.

“It’s never too late to pick up an instrument and it’s really great to see the young children learning together with the older generation.

“It’s a very worthwhile and exciting project and we intend to have lots of fun!”

Ginette’s enthusiasm for the uke is shared by those taking part in the lessons.

Brooklands’ resident Bob Millar said: “Everything was explained in a way that grabbed my interest and I’m hooked now. I look forward to every lesson!”

The project, in conjunction with Kirklees Music School, is running at a number of venues across Kirklees.

If you’d like more information about the lessons, you can contact KNH on 01484 416444 or email: