Showcasing autumn scheme

A VARIETY performance is helping get the anti-litter message across to youngsters in the borough.

North Tyneside Council’s environmental mascot ‘Waldo the Wonderdog’ teamed up with students on The Prince’s Trust Team programme at TyneMet College to create ‘The Anti-Litter Show’.

The show encouraged schools in the borough to help with the council’s annual autumn campaign, which ended last week.

Students, with the help of Waldo, told why it the campaign – which aims to reduce the amount of litter and leaves on the street – is important to local primary schools.

The show toured schools, and after every performance the students joined Waldo and council wardens with clean-up events.

As well as writing the show, the young people also created and recorded the show’s theme tune – an ‘environment rap’ – at Percy Hedley’s Able 2 recording studio in North Shields.

Kev Black, a Prince’s Trust team leader at TyneMet College, said: “The students have worked extremely hard on this project, they have used and developed creative skills that they didn’t realise they had.

“This team performs well as a group, they share ideas and tasks and have been enthusiastic about this project from the start.”