June 2011

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Moorfield School for Girls, in Ilkley, has been awarded the Woodland Trusts Gold Award for a range of activities including participation in the national Ancient Tree Hunt, planting a mixed native species hedge in the school grounds.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teams of young engineers at schools throughout the Bradford district designed and built their own robot warriors and pitched them against one another in series of gladiatorial battles to the death in the annual NG Bailey Robot Challenge.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils from Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls’ High School will perform the comedy musical Freaky this week.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keelham Primary School pupils have made it through to the final of a national competition designed to encourage entrepreneurship in young people.
The school’s year six pupils have created a website to improve communication within communities.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fagley residents are being given a taste of ‘The Good Life.’ 

Young people and adults are being encouraged to grow their own produce through The Food Programme, an educational initiative funded through a £37,000 lottery grant.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A woman who is raising money for children with disabilities is to get a soaking for the cause.
Josephine Teale, of Sutton, is inviting people to hurl wet sponges at her at the Old White Bear pub, in Cross Hills.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Students and staff from 15 of the district’s schools yesterday showcased work completed as part of a community cohesion initiative.
The children tackled various projects – including film-making, photography and music.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Singer, poet and broadcaster Karl Dallas will be leading an all-night Midsummer Night’s Radio Madness broadcast on BCB Community Broadcasting tonight. 
The event has been inspired by Pink Floyd’s 24-hour Technicolour Dream.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An authentic Normandy-style town is being built as a setting for a charity war weekend.
Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre, off Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, will be home to about 200 military vehicles on the weekend of July 9 and 10.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford boy has undergone successful surgery at Yorkshire’s only children’s heart surgery unit which is under threat of closure.
Cardiologist Mike Blackburn and his team successfully operated on Harrison Dunne, of Low Moor, at the unit at LGI.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children at four schools joined the Lord Mayor of Bradford at an event to mark progress on a new business park, which will feature Europe’s largest straw bale building.
Pupils at Holybrook, Parkland, Fagley and Greengates primary schools helped.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Glusburn Community Primary School teacher gave a farewell line dance to the pupils at her final assembly.
Janet Wood, 58, who has taught at the school for 22 years, is retiring next month and she wanted to do something special for the children.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cocktails and bingo replaced horse racing when residents of a warden-controlled housing complex celebrated Royal Ascot.
Residents of Heygate Close in Baildon wore their best outfits to enjoy a range of activities to mark the famous racing festival.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Family and friends of a much-loved Bradford woman have dedicated a park bench in her memory.
Pupils, parents and staff at Sandy Lane Primary School in Allerton raised almost £900 for the bench, installed in Greenwood Park, to remember Lisa Fearnside.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Primary school pupils across the Bradford district took part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest ‘walking bus’. 
Thousands of children across the UK took part in the Giant Walking Bus, co-ordinated by West Yorkshire-based Brake.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Art, design and technology took centre stage as a school demonstrated pupils’ talents yesterday. 
The work of GCSE and A-level students was showcased at Guiseley School, which has technology college status.
Pictured are Emily Hattrigh and Eva Partridg
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Toddlers being treated at Airedale General Hospital can now play outside safely at the Child Development Centre thanks to a fundraising campaign inspired by special young patient Paddy Stell and his mum Becci Gunning.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A day of music and dance with an international flavour brought thousands of visitors to Peel Park for Bradford Mela. 
Samara Begum is pictured trying on some jewellery.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Almost 3,000 women ran or walked around Lister Park, Bradford, on Sunday to mark triumphs over cancer and to remember loved ones who were less fortunate, in the annual Race for Life.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Animal-loving reception children have been nurturing some furry new classmates at Lady Lane Park School in Bingley. 
Ducklings and chicks have hatched out of their eggs in their very own ‘maternity ward’ at the school.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Open air table tennis has arrived in Skipton – and Craven District Council hopes it will be a hit. 
As part of its run-up to next year’s Olympics, the council is introducing al fresco table tennis at Aireville Park.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Youngsters at Allerton Children’s Centre were treated to a train journey from Bradford to Bingley yesterday to mark National Bookstart Week, which this year has the theme All Aboard.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bad tempered swans and endless locks are set to test the spirits of a team of intrepid canoeists. 
Skipton town manager Brett Butler, town council officer Mark Santos and four friends are preparing to paddle the 120-mile Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Born in Bradford (BiB) project has hit a milestone with the birth of its final recruit. 
Baby Jacob Joseph was born to Nicola and Duncan Robinson  at Bradford Royal Infirmary on Thursday, June 2, weighing 9lb 13oz.

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