A blooming great project under way

Staff and pupils at Holy Cross RC Primary School with parents and council officials to mark the 'Transformers' project.

Staff and pupils at Holy Cross RC Primary School with parents and council officials to mark the 'Transformers' project.

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A group of boys have been working hard to transform their school grounds for the benefit of their classmates.

The youngsters, aged between seven and nine, have been taking part in the Transformers project at Holy Cross RC Primary School.

Pupils at Holy Cross RC Primary School work on their meadow as part of the 'Transformers' project.

Pupils at Holy Cross RC Primary School work on their meadow as part of the 'Transformers' project.

Their job is to act as role models for other children at the Wallsend-based school.

And their latest project will see them plant a wildflower meadow within the school grounds.

They have spent time with North Tyneside Council’s park wardens at Killingworth Lake, learning out about meadows and how to grow and care for one.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for the environment, joined the pupils to help them sow the seeds in the piece of land, which is currently unused.

He said: “It’s been great to hear about how enthusiastic the Transformers group has been and how much they have helped the other children at Holy Cross Primary School.

“Once the meadow flowers, it will make a huge difference to the school, as well as to the environment, and I am delighted we’ve been able to help them create it.”

Over the last year, the boys have also been encouraging other children to be more active in their learning and have even mentored younger children.

Andrew James, headteacher, added: “We are proud of the boys and their commitment to making a difference to our school community. They have been positive role models to us as adults, as well as to their peers around school.”

Eight-year-old TJ, from the Transformers project, said: “I joined the group because I thought I could help the school and make a difference.

“We planted a meadow to make the school look nicer – I think it’ll look amazing and I hope when it flowers, they’re blue, yellow and pink.”