June 2011

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.

11.04am Thursday 30th June 2011

June 2011

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.

9.16am Thursday 30th June 2011

June 2011

Pupils from Ermysted’s Grammar School and Skipton Girls’ High School will perform the comedy musical Freaky this week.

1.06pm Tuesday 28th June 2011

June 2011

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.

9.27am Wednesday 29th June 2011

June 2011

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.

2.13pm Monday 27th June 2011

June 2011

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.

1.26pm Friday 24th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.24am Thursday 23rd June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.05am Thursday 23rd June 2011

June 2011

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.

11.59am Wednesday 22nd June 2011

June 2011

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.

11.35am Tuesday 21st June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.39am Friday 17th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.26am Friday 17th June 2011

June 2011

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.

12.09pm Thursday 16th June 2011

June 2011

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.

11.47am Thursday 16th June 2011

June 2011

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.

9.27am Thursday 16th June 2011

June 2011

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

1.31pm Wednesday 15th June 2011

June 2011

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.

5.05pm Tuesday 14th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.51am Monday 13th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.38am Monday 13th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.06am Friday 10th June 2011

June 2011

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.

9.54am Friday 10th June 2011

June 2011

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.

11.15am Thursday 9th June 2011

June 2011

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.

11.09am Thursday 9th June 2011

June 2011

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.

10.02am Thursday 9th June 2011

June 2011

Miriam Lord Community Primary, in Manningham, Bradford, has had its Notice to Improve removed by Ofsted after a positive inspection visit. Head teacher Bryan Harrison (back left) and deputy head Steven Young with pupils.

9.41am Thursday 9th June 2011

June 2011

A visitors’ farm is celebrating the arrival of its first ever litter of micro pigs. The six micro pigs were born to Bonnie and Clyde, a pair of micro pigs at St Leonard’s Farm Park in Esholt.

6.35pm Wednesday 8th June 2011

June 2011

Staff and customers gathered at Morrisons stores across the UK as the Bradford-based supermarket kick-started its partnership with Save the Children. Brothers Joseph and Jacob Fox with staff member Catherine Finan at Morrisons Five Lane Ends store.

1.10pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

June 2011

Keighley Mayor Councillor Mick Westerman met some of the patients he has pledged to raise money for over the coming year. Coun Westerman was taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Jeanne Marchig Centre PetAid hospital in Lorne Street, East Bowling.

1.02pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

June 2011

Current pupils, parents and staff joined former alumni of Westville School, Ilkley, for a service at St Margaret’s Church to mark the school's golden jubilee.. Thomas Joyce and Marisa Allen (pictured) wrote an

12.39pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

June 2011

Bowling Park became a mass picnic spot for parents and children to mark National Family Week. The awareness week, which aims to encourage families to spend more time together, saw Bowling Park Primary School organise the event for its pupils.

12.24pm Monday 6th June 2011

June 2011

Youngsters visiting Bradford Industrial Museum brushed up on their football skills at a session run to coincide with an exhibition on the FA Cup. The children also had the chance to design their own football kits and follow trails around the museum.

12.16pm Monday 6th June 2011

June 2011

Nature detectives were on the case at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre Baildon. Youngsters were on the trail of half-term holiday fun as part of a wildlife awareness day. They included, from the left, Michael Koutsavakis, Eva DeLuca, and Eve Atkinson.

12.04pm Monday 6th June 2011

June 2011

Children’s author Cathy Cassidy has been giving youngsters at a Bradford school an insight into her life as a writer. Cathy was at Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College, which is one of Ilkley Literature Festival’s key partner schools.

11.56am Friday 3rd June 2011

June 2011

A community gardening project has been launched in Holme Wood. The Holme View residential and day care centre in Gillingham Green has opened its grounds to allow four allotment plots for use by community groups. Pictured are Megan Paige and Fred Sharpe.

12.39pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

June 2011

Healthy eating was at the fore for pupils at Hill Top Church of England Primary School, in Low Moor, when Bobby and Kaushy Patel, from Prashad Indian vegetarian restaurant paid a visit.

12.35pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

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