Following on from successful events held at the back end of last summer, the second phase of the Bramley Fall Parks summer programme of activities is now well underway. All free, thanks to funding from Leeds City Council,
Earlier this month 3 local primary schools brought children along to an orienteering session held in the Park. More than 50 pupils had a great tine, exercising without really realising it, soaking up the rays on a lovely summers day and honing their map reading skills. Whats not to like?! And we have also had 2 guided walks for the over 50’s, which have gone down very well, despite the heat, and another is planned for August.
The next week we put on a sports tournament for year 6 pupils at Whitecote primary. 52 year 6 children, about to make the massive step into high school, had a morning of orienteering and multi sports, followed by an afternoon of football and rounders (Why aren’t any of my days a bit more like that?!). Again the sun shone in this long hot summer and it was a great day.
Things pick up a bit of pace this week now the kids have finally broken up a for a suummer which seeemd to start months ago! Tomorrow, tuesday 31st July, its football, followed by multi sports and family activities on Wednesday. Much more too; yoga, dance, guided walks, story walks for toddlers etc..details can be found on http://www.yourbackyard.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Bramley-Programme-A5-flyer-final-version.pdf
In terms of achieving the project aims, we are well on the way to achieving the first 2, getting more people into the park, and more health into the people. The third is to get improvements to the park itself. From all the feedback we have collected so far, people do like the park, but would like there to be more things to do. Top of the list is an improveed play area and nor far behind that the installation of a measured mile to encouurage activity, from local schools, and others. We are working with the ‘Friends of Bramley Fall Park’ on this, so watch this space….!