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NAWN 1703274AM1 Bramham School Scooter Park. Youngsters from Bramham Primary School thanked every one for their help in raising funds for the new scooter park (1703274AM1)
NAWN 1703274AM1 Bramham School Scooter Park. Youngsters from Bramham Primary School thanked every one for their help in raising funds for the new scooter park (1703274AM1)

Months of fundraising has led to a celebration as Bramham Primary officially unveiled their new scooter and bike shelter this week.

In a drive to raise fitness and wellbeing of pupils and reduce traffic congestion, the school encourages youngsters to scoot and cycle to school.

“Previously the children had to abandon their scooters and bikes exposed to the elements,” said Georgina Mills, chairman of the Friends of Bramham School.

“The children through their school council have hoped for a shelter for years and years.

“We have had a fundraising project over the past year to raise sufficient funds to provide a scooter shelter for the children.”

The Friends also gained fundraising support from Wetherby Lions, Bramham Parish Council and Clifford Parish Council.

“This project is a real milestone for Bramham Primary School,” added Georgina. “Over recent years its intake has grown from 35 in 2005 to its current number of 139.”

“The school has been advised by Leeds City Council that it will continue to grow with a new intake of 30 children each year, set to fill the school to become a one form entry school within the next four years to a capacity of 220 children.”

The achievement comes in the academic year which marks the 50th anniversary of Bramham Primary.