GREEN-fingered children are helping to make an East Shields estate blooming lovely.
More than 20 pupils at Ridgeway Primary School in Cleadon Park have been helping add a splash of colour to Harton Moor.
With the help of Rebecca Maw and Danielle Pollard, of Groundwork North East, the children sowed 1,500 daffodil bulbs.
A new cheery tree and a silver birch tree were also planted
Miss Maw, a community engagement manager, said: “The children worked very hard, and they did a very good job.
“The bulbs planted were daffodils, so over the next few months, they will start appearing and make the estate look lovely and bright.”
Bryce Doherty, a pastoral worker at the school, said 25 pupils and some parents took part in the scheme.
He said: “We were approached by the residents’ association, and the youngsters all volunteered. They got a lot out of it, and we were delighted to do something for the local community.”
The bulbs were provided as part of an £8,500 grant from the National Lottery’s Awards For All scheme, supplemented by a further £1,000 from South Tyneside Council’s East Shields community area forum.
Over the next few months, even more changes will be taking place within the area. These include the installation of a low-level plant maze and a rockery.
Miss Maw said: “The rest of the work is scheduled to start in March, so it will soon be under way.
“It’s great that the children were able to get involved with the planting.”