Pupils help create a new woodland area

Staff from the Princes' Trust and North Tyneside Council with students and teachers at St Columba's RC Primary School.
Staff from the Princes' Trust and North Tyneside Council with students and teachers at St Columba's RC Primary School.

Green-fingered students have helped create a new woodland area at their school.

Youngsters at St Columba’s RC Primary School, in Wallsend, were joined by North Tyneside Council’s environmental team, Waldo the Wonderdog and young people from the Prince’s Trust to plant the new area.

They have helped us create a much safer environment for the children to play in and the new outdoor classroom will be great for educational purposes

Headteacher Claire Jordan

They planted around 100 recycled polyanthus and helped to create an outdoor classroom. Local allotment holders donated 400 bulbs.

Headteacher Claire Jordan said: “I would like to thank both North Tyneside Council and the Prince’s Trust for their efforts in helping us plant this new woodland area.

“They have helped us create a much safer environment for the children to play in and the new outdoor classroom will be great for educational purposes.”

Kevin Black, team leader at the Prince’s Trust, added: “It’s great to see the amount of effort and enthusiasm that goes in to projects like this. The young people really enjoyed it and it is a fantastic way to give back to their community.”

“This is a great opportunity for them to take part in something really positive and give them a sense of pride and achievement about the work they’ve done.”