September 2010

  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A ballet workshop on The Nutcracker is one of the attractions at the Ilkley Literature Festival and youngsters Gemma Bristow and Mabel Vincent are looking forward to taking part.
A host of famous authors, broadcasters and stars are due to appear.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City’s club captain Zesh Rehman has launched his Zesh Rehman Foundation Programme.
Twenty children, aged nine to 11, at Hill Top Church of England Primary School, Low Moor, Bradford, were the first to benefit.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children from a Burley-in-Wharfedale school put their best feet forward in a series of sponsored walks. 
Some pupils at Ghyll Royd Nursery and School, in Ilkley Road, Burley, walked six-and-a-half miles as part of a week-long festival.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Television cook Prue Leith cut a ribbon to officially open a Bradford primary school’s new cooking room.
The South African-born restaurateur, who is a judge on the BBC programme Great British Menu, was at Shibden Head Primary School in Queensbury.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford children have taken part in a book challenge.
The two-hour event took place at St John’s Church Hall, East Bowling, for local parents and toddlers to enjoy special book corners which have been funded by Bradford Council’s Early Years Service
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils at a school will all receive free tennis lessons after a county player joined the teaching staff. 
New teacher Lucy Turner plays for Cambridgeshire and earned a Ladies Blue at Cambridge University as team captain.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rugby-playing police community support officer Charlene Henegan, 22, is swapping her beat for a pitch down under after winning a place on the England team’s tour of New Zealand.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Scout is having no luck with his ‘bob-a-job’ efforts as he tries to raise funds for a trip to Sweden. 
Callum Denison Smith has been selected as one of six Scouts to represent Wharfedale at the World Scout Jamboree and needs to earn about £2,000.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Leeds and Bradford branch of the British Association of Barbershop Singers is offering a six-week course called Learn to Sing, aimed at both newcomers and those who have not sung for a while.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Madeline Hankin tries on a hat from the vintage fashion fair in Victoria Hall, Saltaire, as part of the Saltaire Festival
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teenagers on the Otley Young Citizens’ Panel, made up of Prince Henry’s Grammar School students, has produced a film to address concerns the older generation can have about teenagers.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hundreds of children in their Victorian Sunday best welcomed distinguished guests to a re-enactment of the original opening of a Roberts Park at Saltaire.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The school year started with a bang for students at Ashlands Primary School in Ilkley as they embarked on a week of scientific investigations.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Baildon licensee is the first in the north to be entered into an ale academy of excellence – after just six months in the job. 
Tommy Brown took over The Junction, Baildon Road, Baildon, after Bill Arnold stood down.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Budding movie makers from Ilkley Grammar School will show off their talents at a national film festival. 
Nine media studies pupils will see their efforts screened at the Co-operative Film Festival at the National Media Museum in Bradford.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A young sporting ambassador has paid an inspirational visit to a Shipley school. 
Swimmer Anne Bochmann, 17, who won three gold medals at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade in 2008, visited Titus Salt School, to talk to pupils.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pupils at Addingham Primary School did not bottle out when it came to helping a water appeal. 
The children collected £250 in coins as part of Oxfam’s Bottle for Change campaign, which aims to reduce the spread of water-borne infection.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: This tiny donkey is the latest addition at Blue Hills Farm in Birkenshaw. 
The female foal, named Lucky, was born to the farm’s resident donkeys Jack and Jill. 
She is first donkey to be born at Blue Hills since it opened 43 years ago.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eight-year-old Alycia Booth has been busy appearing on stage and screen over recent weeks. 
The youngster, who attends theatre school Stage 84 in Idle, played the role of one of the orphans, Kate, in the professional production of Annie at the Alhambra.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A fundraiser inspired by a friend struck down with multiple sclerosis is planning a massive charity event with a host of big names this month. 
Jeff Wilson started raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society after Brendon Dennis was diagnosed.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: For some people gardening is simply a chore, while for others it’s a productive way of relaxing. 
But for green-fingered 86-year-old Delphine Maw who has lovingly tended the same Otley allotment for more than 60 years, it’s a real passion.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: People are being invited to make paper flowers to raise awareness of how climate change may hit gardens in the country. 
Cassandra Cowie at Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, shows what can be done as part of The National Trust campaign.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Green Lane School, in Manningham, Bradford, has received the prestigious International School Award for its work with pupils in Peshawar, Pakistan, and an annual link with Norwegian university students.
  • Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chief Guide Liz Burnley joined girls in Ilkley and from across Wharfedale for a picnic and presented coveted Baden Powell Awards to mark the centenary of Guiding.

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