A BRADFORD councillor has paid thanks to "amazing" volunteers who educated and entertained the city's children this Summer.

Once restrictions were lifted, Girlington Summer Playscheme, led by Mohammed Imran, saw volunteers take children on socially distanced walks in West Park or shopping trips as well as providing a freshly cooked lunch for children.

Volunteers Ruqayyah, Yasmin and Cllr Shaheen also created special packs containing resources on coronavirus measures, maths and English worksheets and fun activities like arts and crafts or tennis rackets.

Cllr Shaheen told the Telegraph & Argus: "I, as a local councillor, supported and volunteered in the initiative. It's amazing, the centre has not stopped.

"It was about giving that safe, fun, educational environment to the children. Of course the pandemic has had a huge impact on our children. It was open to all children from different backgrounds cultures and abilities.

"Thank you to all our volunteers including Ruby from Iqra Academy who went the extra mile by picking and dropping children with special needs.

"They did all the social distancing, the bubbles, if they were relatives they were in the same bubble.

"These people have been amazing. They stepped up throughout the pandemic."