Boldon kids turning over an old leaf

Recycled garden at East Boldon Methodist Church.
Recycled garden at East Boldon Methodist Church.
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EVERYTHING is rosy in the garden of a Boldon church thanks to a group of green-fingered children.

The members of East Boldon Methodist Church’s Sunday school have spent that past year working on an environmentally-friendly garden.

The idea came from a project the class was working on about recycling.

With the help of the East Boldon community, the nine children, aged between four and 12, have created a fully-recycled garden outside the church, in Western Terrace.

Neighbours from the village donated flowers and plants from their own gardens and spare tyres were used for planters.

Youth club and Sunday school leader Wendy English, who helped oversee the project, said: “In Sunday school we have been doing a recycling project for the last 12 months.

“The main part was to recycle tyres into garden planters and create a recycled garden.

“Nearby residents were good enough to donate lots of the things we ended up using from their own gardens, which made the whole thing a real community project.

“The garden looks fantastic and is a real credit to the children and the church.”

To start the project, the children created a mural on one of the church walls made from recycled products that depicts God’s creation of Earth.

Mrs English added: “Not everyone knows what good things young people are doing.

“I think it’s important that people do not class all young people in the same way and give them some credit.

“Those who come to our Sunday school and youth clubs are a fantastic bunch.”

“The children will now work on maintaining the garden, which will hopefully be there for many years to come.”

THE church is holding a family fun day on Saturday, September 24.

Between 2pm and 4pm local characters will be providing entertainment and stories.

Entry is £4 which includes food and drink. For more information call Mrs English on 07801 253476.