Eldwick Primary School pupils learn about Bingley Pool closure threat (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Eldwick Primary School pupils learn about Bingley Pool closure threat
9:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
The swimming pool in the town centre could close under Bradford Council proposals to improve swimming facilities across the district.
It is one of four that could close under a shake-up that would eventually lead to four new pools being opened in the Bradford area.
Eldwick Primary pupils have been visited by Councillor Andrew Thornton, the Council’s executive member for environment, sport and sustainability, who told them the Council’s reasons for wanting to close the pool.
Another visit followed from Jag Picknett, who is campaigning to keep the pool open.
Rachel Sharp, deputy headteacher of the school in Warren Lane, Gilstead, said: “We’re trying to do persuasive arguments and looking at both sides and balanced arguments. We’re using something that’s very current.
“It just seemed to make the planning more relevant.”
The topic will feed into other areas of learning, such as history and maths, Mrs Sharp said.
“We’ve totally changed our plans because of this – we’re responding to what’s happening to the community,” she said, adding that the project was not about pushing any particular side of the debate.
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