AN APPEAL from Headlands School Community Group has led to them teaming up with Bridlington Lions to work on improving their local environment.
Through the Free Press, the community group asked organisations to suggest work that the students could do which would benefit Bridlington.
The Lions answered the appeal and are now working with the school to set up a number of joint projects to develop community links.
The first of these took place last week with a day-long ‘Bridlington clean up’ of litter around peripheries of the Headlands site, including Sewerby road, Marton Road and Sandsacre.
Nine members of the community group took part and four Bridlington Lions.
Assistant headteacher Ian Wormald said that the work was very physical and tiring, but rewarding, and that it was nice for locals to see the pupils trying to make a real impact upon their environment.
Many local people also took the time to speak to the students and offered welcome support.
The group plans further projects with the Lions and will shortly organise the planting of hanging baskets in the school garden and their distribution to several residential homes in Bridlington. Mr Wormald said: “The students are a credit to their school, all willingly volunteer their time and are an absolute pleasure to work with.
“They are so enthusiastic and have endless energy and ideas as to how to develop links with their local and the wider community.
“The President of Bridlington Lions Club, Dave Vernon, said that the Lions were pleased to support the students in this community initiative and looked forward to working with the Headlands School Community Group on other community projects.”