YOUNGSTERS at a school in East Shields are smooth operators when it comes to raising funds.
Year 6 pupils at Seaview Primary School in Horsley Hill got in the saddle to collect cash for their leavers’ prom.
The children, aged 10 and 11, decided to sell smoothies to their schoolmates and used pedal power to help make them.
A bike, supplied by transport charity Sustrans, was utilised to power a food blender to create the smoothies.
The children then added a range of fruit and milk to the blender to create the drinks, sold for a few pence a time.
The Norham Avenue North school’s headteacher Jane Cunningham said: “The children wanted to raise a few pounds for their prom, which will be in the school’s hall, so they came up with this idea.
“It’s a fun way for them to make delicious drinks, and it also promotes healthy eating and exercise.
“Sustrans had visited earlier in the school year, so this is how they came up with the idea for their business plan, and they kindly donated the bike for the children to use.
“ I know they all really enjoyed taking part, and they’re very much looking forward to their prom.”