After hoping for a shelter for their scooters for several years, the children of Bramham Primary School cheered as two new scooter shelters were officially opened on Monday 27 March.
The ribbon-cutting by two school council members, was a happy conclusion to the fundraising project organised by Friends of Bramham School. With a growing number of children wishing to scoot to and from school, Friends of Bramham School wanted to be able to provide the children with somewhere for them to safely store their scooters during the school day.
They set about organising a number of fundraisers, such as the popular Halloween Spooktacular and approached their local community for help. Being able to help encourage children to be active and reduce traffic on the roads, were key reasons why Bramham and Clifford Parish Councils; the Wetherby District Lions and the Bramham Community Fund (proceeds from Leeds Festival tickets) were all delighted to grant financial support.
Georgina Mills, chair of Friends of Bramham School, said "We are very grateful for the generous support received from parents and the community organisations. By working together we have been able to install a scooter shelter which has been so positively received by the children."