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Gary Barlow's visit to Gateshead school in pictures

Gary with staff at Lobley Hill Primary. Credit: Lobley Hill Primary School

Here are some of the pictures of Gary Barlow's surprise visit to Lobley Hill Primary School - followiing a succesful online campaign to get him there.

Teachers Nicola Burton and Catherine White wanted Gary Barlow to make an appearance as they prepare to leave the school.

Although it only went live on Monday, a #GetGarytoLobley online campaign attracted plenty of attention - not least from the singer himself.

Teachers Nicola and Catherine meet their idol. Credit: Lobley Hill Primary School
A day to remember for pupils. Credit: Lobley Hill Primary School
This could be the greatest day of their lives. Credit: Lobley Hill Primary School
Was it all too much for the teachers? Credit: Lobley Hill Primary School

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Gary Barlow drops in on Gateshead school

Gary Barlow arrives at Lobley Hill Primary School. Credit: ITV News

A campaign to get Take That star Gary Barlow to a school in Gateshead has succeeded - with the singer helping to bid a special farewell to two teachers.

Lobley Hill Primary School teachers Nicola Burton and Catherine White wanted Gary Barlow to make an appearance as they prepare to leave the school.

The teachers had organised school trips to Take That concerts since they started 13 and 8 years ago.

Although it only went live on Monday, a #GetGarytoLobley online campaign attracted plenty of attention on both facebook and twitter.

And this lunchtime the singer made it the 'Greatest Day' for staff and pupils.

Fan serenaded by Gary Barlow for naming son after him

Claire Douglas took this selfie on stage with Gary Barlow, who sang A Million Love Songs to her

A woman was serenaded by Gary Barlow in front of 10,000 fans after telling him she had named her baby son after him.

Claire Douglas was selected from the crowd in Newcastle and allowed up on stage after the singer spotted her banner, which read: 'I love you that much my baby son is called Barlow!'

Her son is called William Robert Barlow Jamie Douglas.

Claire's banner said: "I love you that much my baby son is called Barlow"

Take That star recommends school's song version

Gary Barlow has given his support to a Sunderland school by recommending their version of his Jubilee anthem 'Sing' on Twitter.

The Take That star tweeted: "Love this - St. Mary's Primary School, Sunderland singing" and posted a link to a YouTube clip of pupils singing at the school in Thornholme.

The video has had over 5,600 hits since it was posted on May 31.

Barlow co-created the song with Andrew Lloyd-Webber for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It was released on May 28.

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