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Pupils get to work in community clean up

Year 5 pupils from Stephenson Memorial Primary School during a clean up event with Jack Nixon (centre) holding his letter, alongside Waldo the Wonderdog and North Tyneside Council wardens.

Year 5 pupils from Stephenson Memorial Primary School during a clean up event with Jack Nixon (centre) holding his letter, alongside Waldo the Wonderdog and North Tyneside Council wardens.

A YOUNG pupil has helped improve the appearance of his community, with a little help from his classmates.

Nine-year-old Jack Nixon wrote to North Tyneside Council about cleaning up his neighbourhood.

And the local authority’s environmental mascot ‘Waldo the Wonderdog’ was only too delighted to help the Stephenson Memorial Primary School pupil.

Along with students from the Year 5 class, they collected five bags of rubbish from the school grounds and surrounding area, getting a turn sitting in the council’s sweeping machine.

Headteacher Emma Overton said: “We encourage pupils to develop very strong links with their community, and as part of this we look at ways in which we can assist in improving the local environment.

“As a school, we were thrilled to hear that Jack had taken it upon himself to ask North Tyneside Council to help with a clean-up event.

“We are very proud of all the children at the school, who are already proving to be wonderful citizens of North Tyneside, and Jack is a super role model.”

Coun Ed Hodson, cabinet member for the environment, said: “It is really pleasing that children as young as Jack are aware of how important it is to take care of their local environment and want to be involved in keeping it tidy.

“I would like to thank Jack and all the children from Stephenson Memorial Primary School for their hard work.”

 

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