Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 12.07.05Boys at a North Tyneside primary school have been working hard to transform their school grounds for the benefit of their classmates.

Aged between seven and nine, a group of boys at Holy Cross RC Primary School started the ‘Transformers’ project earlier in the year.

Their job is to act as role models for other children at the Wallsend-based school.

And their latest project will see them plant a wildflower meadow within the school grounds for the whole school to enjoy.

To find out how to do it, they’ve spent time with North Tyneside Council’s park wardens at Killingworth Lake, learning out about meadows and how to grow and care for one. 

On Wednesday (May 18), they’ll be joined by their parents and Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member for Environment, who will help them sow the seeds in the piece of land, which is currently unused. 

Speaking about the project, Cllr Stirling said: “It’s been great to hear about how enthusiastic the Transformers group have been, and how much they have helped the other children at Holy Cross Primary School.

“Once the meadow flowers, it will make a huge difference to the school, as well as to the environment, and I am delighted we’ve been able to help them create it.”

Over the last year, the boys have also been encouraging other children to be more active in their learning and have even mentored younger children with their reading and writing skills.

Andrew James, headteacher, added: “We are proud of the boys and their commitment to making a difference to our school community. They have been positive role models to us as adults, as well as to their peers around school.”