Youngsters dig in to create beauty spot

Youngsters from Edlington Victoria Primary School's reception class are pictured with some of the children's tools together with (from the left, back row) Lynne Williams, teaching assistant; Jane Bowker, nursery nurse; Maureen Tennison, Frank Protheroe, Maureen Cantrill, volunteer with Friends of Martinwells Lake; Karen Hoey, class teacher and Dennis Roe, Doncaster Council's countryside ranger.
Youngsters from Edlington Victoria Primary School's reception class are pictured with some of the children's tools together with (from the left, back row) Lynne Williams, teaching assistant; Jane Bowker, nursery nurse; Maureen Tennison, Frank Protheroe, Maureen Cantrill, volunteer with Friends of Martinwells Lake; Karen Hoey, class teacher and Dennis Roe, Doncaster Council's countryside ranger.
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YOUNGSTERS at a Doncaster primary school became the latest group to help with efforts to transform a lake into a beauty spot.

Pupils from Edlington Victoria Primary School visited the Martinwells Lake site - previously known as Brick Ponds - to plant bulbs.

They were among the first people to use new tools bought for the project by St Leger Homes, the organisation which manages Doncaster’s council houses.

The firm bought both adult and children’s tools, including forks, spades, rakes and wheelbarrows, so the community can get involved in the revamp of the area.

Already volunteers have carried out a lot of work on the site, including opening up the pathways around the lake.

They have also received a Doncaster Council neighbourhood manager’s commendation for the work they have done at the lake.

Maureen Tennison, tenant and treasurer for Friends of Martinwells Lake, said: “This is a great boost for the project and will help the volunteers continue with their excellent work.”