YOUNGSTERS at a South Tyneside school have turned into tour guides to introduce pupils from a new partner school to their area.
Westoe Crown Primary in Sea Winnings Way, South Shields, is working with Grangetown Primary School in Sunderland on a community cohesion project.
Eight schools are involved in the initiative, which started in October last year.
Laura Scott, leader of business, innovation and enterprise at Westoe Crown Primary, said: “We are doing ours with a focus on the local community.
“My children are going to be tour guides to South Shields. We are going to film it and create a ‘Wish You Were Here’ DVD.
“It will be the same for the Sunderland school. They will be taking us around and we will produce the film together.”
Year 6 pupils from Westoe Crown Primary spent a day filming locations across the town, including The Customs House, Arbeia Roman Fort and South Marine Park.
Grangetown Primary’s pupils, who are in Years 3 to 6, will be taking in sights including Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light.
The community cohesion project is the brainchild of former South Tyneside headteacher Phil Grice.
He has matched four South Tyneside schools with others from outside the borough to encourage children to think about their community, what makes it special and how it differs froms.