KARATE kids from a martial arts college in Sheffield are a big hit after they launched a scheme to transform a tatty village square into a blooming marvel.
The pupils at Sheffield Dragons Martial Arts College in Market Square, Woodhouse, were fed up with the appearance of the square, which had long been a graffiti-daubed concrete jungle.
So the youngsters and their parents decided to do something about it themselves and with the help of a 1,000 donation from Daniel Fountain, the owner of Sheffield's O2 store, they donned their gardening gloves and set to work.
The two-week project, overseen by Sheffield Dragons receptionist Norma Spooner, will see all the flower beds replanted, graffiti painted out and the whole area generally given a lift.
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