Pupils from a primary school in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, have been helping out regeneration work at the town's sand dunes.

Security fencing has already been installed around the perimeter of the site as well as the sand traps in a bid to ensure the natural beauty of the popular north-east area. Children from Westoe Crown have been helping plant grass in a bid to prevent coastal erosion.

Around 265,000 types of the greenery, which include marram, lyme grass and sand couch, are being planted as part of the Sandhaven Dunes Restoration Scheme.

The dunes are a very popular tourist attraction with an entertainment centre of the same name being at the heart of the area.

Audrey McMillan, vice chairman of South Tyneside Foreshore Steering Group, told The Journal: "I'm delighted to see the dunes enhancement works getting under way at Sandhaven and it’s wonderful to see local school children involved in the planting."

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