A PRIMARY school has been busy tidying up an allotment and re-painting the school wall alongside volunteers.

The team of young students at Southroyd Primary School, Pudsey, got to work alongside staff members from Barratt Homes.

The school, based near its The Bridleways development, welcomed the special guests with a school assembly.

It was a chance to recognise ‘SCAMP’s’ of the Week - meaning Safe, Cooperative, Active, Motivated and Positive students. 

All 16 volunteers from Barratt Homes’ were given their own SCAMP stickers for being ‘active citizens’.

The busy day saw the team clear and tidy the allotment area, rebuild damaged planting beds, and install an additional bed. 

The team was also able to re-paint the school wall with render paint, so the students can create a new mural.

They were supported by some of the company's subcontractors, including Reconomy, MKM, Greenhams and J&J, who donated equipment like skips, topsoil, and paint and rollers.

Lindsey Sills, commercial director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West, also helped more than 50 pupils design and cost their own houses.

Anna Devine, school business manager at Southroyd Primary School, said: “The volunteers were an inspiration to our children.

“It is so important for our children to see adults role modelling their community support but also to gain a further insight into the working world.”