Following on from successful events held at the back end of last summer, the second phase of the Bramley Fall Park Healthy Living Park project summer programme of activities is now well underway. All of the events are 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 time, exercising without really realising it, soaking up the rays on a lovely summer’s day, and honing their map reading skills. Whats not to like?! We have also run 2 guided walks for the over 50’s, which have gone down very well despite the heat, and thus another one has been planned for August.
The following week we put on a sports tournament for Year 6 pupils at Whitecote Primary School. 52 year 6 children, about to make the massive step into secondary school, had a morning of orienteering and multi-sports sessions, followed by an afternoon of football and rounders (why aren’t any of my days a bit more like that?!). Again, the sun shone and it was a great day.
Things are picking up a bit of pace this week as the kids have finally broken up for the summer, which seemed to start months ago! Tomorrow, (Tuesday 31st July), there are football sessions, followed by multi-sports and family activities on Wednesday. We have a lot more in the pipeline too, such as yoga, dance, guided walks, story walks for toddlers, and more! Details can be found here.
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 promote improvements to the park itself. From all of the feedback we have collected so far we have found that people do like the park, but would like there to be more things to do. At the top of the list is an improved play area, and not far behind that is the installation of a measured mile to encourage activity in the park from local schools, and others. We are working with the ‘Friends of Bramley Fall Park’ group on this, so watch this space….!