July 2009

Rocket-launching pupils at Eldwick Primary School have won a trip to the European Space Agency in Amsterdam.

11.40am Thursday 30th July 2009

July 2009

Residents at a Bradford care home made traditional parkin as part of their Yorkshire Day celebrations.

11.40am Thursday 30th July 2009

July 2009

Marie Curie nurse Shelley Blacka will compete in the new Bradford City Run, in memory of her brother who died of cancer two months ago.

11.39am Thursday 30th July 2009

July 2009

Boys and girls were given animal inspiration at a fun family workshop at Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum.

12.31pm Wednesday 29th July 2009

July 2009

Hundreds of children are attending Bradford’s Bolling Hall every day to take part in an arts and crafts event.

10.53am Friday 24th July 2009

July 2009

A big babies picnic has met in Otley for the first time. Moormums, an independent group run by mums and dads, staged the event in to help new parents voice concerns and meet other families.

10.53am Friday 24th July 2009

July 2009

Young people in Shipley are the stars of a new DVD which has been produced to help their peers stay on track.

10.52am Friday 24th July 2009

July 2009

Students at the Saltaire-based Yamaha Music School are making sweet music with Milanese youngsters.

12.45pm Thursday 23rd July 2009

July 2009

Between them they have devoted more than 80 years of service to a movement which has nurtured generations of girls through crafts, camps and a whole range of other activities. Now they're moving on.

12.45pm Thursday 23rd July 2009

July 2009

Students at Haycliffe specialist sports college in Bradford were bowled over to receive the gift of a professional cricket lesson and match with top Yorkshire cricketer Matthew Hoggard.

1.12pm Wednesday 22nd July 2009

July 2009

Yorkshire in Bloom judges were impressed by children’s gardening skills and joint community efforts to grow fruit and vegetables in a school garden.

1.12pm Wednesday 22nd July 2009

July 2009

Year six leavers at a Bradford primary school got a taste of the limelight to mark their transition to secondary school.

1.11pm Wednesday 22nd July 2009

July 2009

Children at St Anthony’s, Clayton CE and Clayton Village primary schools teamed up with elderly residents in Bradford Road to spruce up areas surrounding their bungalows.

11.32am Tuesday 21st July 2009

July 2009

Yorkshire In Bloom judges have visited some of Otley’s most striking floral attractions, including The Whartons Primary School.

11.32am Tuesday 21st July 2009

July 2009

A decade at Blakehill Primary School ended in style for teacher Carole Dowlatzadeh. She was driven away from the school, in Idle, Bradford, in a limousine as a heart-felt parting gesture organised by a parent.

11.32am Tuesday 21st July 2009

July 2009

A group of American media students visiting Bradford on a culture trip have tried their hands at Asian cookery.

11.31am Tuesday 21st July 2009

July 2009

Patrons of a Bradford Italian restaurant can enjoy a healthy pasta dish and raise money for the Beating Hearts in Bradford Appeal this month.

10.23am Monday 20th July 2009

July 2009

Twelve-year-old Katie Whyatt got a big surprise when a mascot she designed as part of a national competition sprang to life before her eyes.

10.22am Monday 20th July 2009

July 2009

A quartet of school staff have left St Cuthbert and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, in Heaton, Bradford, after notching up a total of 119 years of service between them.

10.22am Monday 20th July 2009

July 2009

Families enjoyed storytime, crafts and teddy bears at a special event organised to encourage more people to use the library with their children.

10.22am Monday 20th July 2009

July 2009

Hundreds of children and their families involved in the Born in Bradford health research project have marked its second anniversary.

10.19am Friday 17th July 2009

July 2009

There was a lotta Potter in Bradford yesterday when fans of JK Rowling’s world-conquering boy wizard went wild about Harry.

11.35am Thursday 16th July 2009

July 2009

A moorland church built at the time of the Brontes which now has just seven regular worshippers is celebrating only its third wedding in ten years.

11.29am Thursday 16th July 2009

July 2009

Youngsters at Footsteps Theatre School in Eccleshill are preparing to present an evening of song and dance at St George’s Hall, Bradford.

10.21am Wednesday 15th July 2009

July 2009

The 151st Great Yorkshire Show is open for business and there was plenty to shout about for Bradford’s contingent on day one.

10.21am Wednesday 15th July 2009

July 2009

Students competed in a mini-Olympics contest at Springwood Community Primary School, in Wood Street, Manningham, Bradford.

12.39pm Tuesday 14th July 2009

July 2009

These are the Wilsden Wildcats, a more grown-up netball team which is aiming to show younger players a thing or two in the South Leeds League.

11.07am Monday 13th July 2009

July 2009

Pupils at a Bradford secondary school have teamed up with children at a primary school in the city to create a DVD explaining mathematical concepts.

11.07am Monday 13th July 2009

July 2009

A cast of school-leavers joined the stage with younger children to mark the end of their time at primary with a production of ‘Olivia’.

11.07am Monday 13th July 2009

July 2009

As the build-up to the summer holidays continues there was no lack of galas and events over the weekend.

11.06am Monday 13th July 2009

July 2009

A troupe of Bradford youngsters is through to the world streetdancing championships.

1.03pm Friday 10th July 2009

July 2009

There was a French invasion at St Paul’s Primary School, in Wibsey as pupils got a taset of life in France.

1.03pm Friday 10th July 2009

July 2009

Road safety experts will be out and about in the district over the next two weeks in a bid to reduce the number of children injured while travelling as passengers in cars.

1.01pm Friday 10th July 2009

July 2009

Residents at a Bradford care home can now enjoy the sight, smells and taste of plants from their own garden.

9.38am Thursday 9th July 2009

July 2009

The latest crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery touched down in Skipton. The five NASA astronauts paraded through the town with a rocket and met hundreds of schoolchildren.

10.34am Wednesday 8th July 2009

July 2009

Most schools have now found out how their Year 6 pupils have performed in this year’s SATs exams on time and without a hitch. Hill Top Primary pupils are pictured celebrating their results.

10.33am Wednesday 8th July 2009

July 2009

Students at schools from across Bradford have pitched their design ideas to education chiefs as part of the district’s £400 million secondary rebuilding scheme.

11.15am Tuesday 7th July 2009

July 2009

Residents, including Audrey Lonsdale, 79, went out on the beat with police officers to unveil a ground-breaking initiative to get communities more involved in their policing.

11.13am Tuesday 7th July 2009

July 2009

It’s not everyday you see a Smurf or an umpa lumpa running through the streets with a bale of hay, but that’s exactly the sight that greeted villagers in Oxenhope for its annual Straw Race.

12.06pm Monday 6th July 2009

July 2009

When Florrie Baldwin was born there were few cars on the roads, radio was being invented and the First World War was 18 years away.

12.06pm Monday 6th July 2009

July 2009

Three medical workers will drive to Romania in an ambulance bought on eBay.

12.06pm Monday 6th July 2009

July 2009

Thirteen friends are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in memory of their friend Jason Carney, who died last year from a rare form of lung cancer.

12.02pm Monday 6th July 2009

July 2009

Children are celebrating the opening of a new skatepark in Myrtle Park Bingley.

11.20am Friday 3rd July 2009

July 2009

With forecasts for more sun tomorrow, how can we cope with the big meltdown and chill out? From deep-breathing exercises to smothering pigs in suncream, here’s how we’re keeping cool across the district.

11.18am Friday 3rd July 2009

July 2009

A poignant chime of bells today announced a ceremony remembering Bradford’s brave sons who died at the Battle of the Somme 93 years ago.

11.42am Thursday 2nd July 2009

July 2009

An academy has been set up at a Bradford secondary school to raise pupils’ aspirations of going to university.

11.41am Thursday 2nd July 2009

July 2009

A teacher, a pub licensee and two former florists are swapping their careers to answer God’s calling.

11.41am Thursday 2nd July 2009

July 2009

Children’s TV favourite Shaun the Sheep is due to kick off Skipton Sheep Day on Sunday, when the event returns after a year’s absence.

11.39am Thursday 2nd July 2009

July 2009

A sculpture called The Quartet, designed by Amber Thiora, has been unveiled at Bradford’s new Listening for Life Centre, home to the Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service in the grounds of Bradford Royal Infirmary.

12.26pm Wednesday 1st July 2009

July 2009

Barry O’Connell, of Four Lane Ends, Bradford, is hoping to make it three wins in a row as he prepares to enter a Home and Garden competition for 2009.

12.26pm Wednesday 1st July 2009

July 2009

These children highlighted a plea to save their school when they dressed in slogan-emblazoned T-shirts for sports day. Parents are leading a campaign opposing a proposal to shut East Bierley First School.

12.25pm Wednesday 1st July 2009

July 2009

Pubgoers are being urged to give toys, games and stationery to help disadvantaged children in Romania and the UK.

12.24pm Wednesday 1st July 2009

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