CHILDREN from Water Street School, Skipton, have been helping to plan the future for the town's playgrounds.

As part of their conservation and environmental work in school the year three children were asked to look at a local problem and see what they could do to solve it.

After reading in the Herald that Skipton Town Council wanted help from youngsters in deciding what play equipment to put in Raikes recreation ground the seven and eight year olds went to have a look and put together some ideas.

Some of their suggestions included crazy golf, wooden play equipment to fit in with the area, picnic tables and something to make it less windy.

The children are now back in class writing up their ideas and drawing pictures of the new and improved playground. They will then send them to the town council to be considered.