BGS Tour de Yorkshire land art and more

28th April 2017

The race is on, the Tour de Yorkshire is up and cycling. Here is a little selection of things happening around School with a TdY theme to celebrate the race, Bradford and Yorkshire.

Our fantastic Handmade Club have been very busy sewing some lovely recycled yellow and blue bunting to adorn the School railings. Thanks to Mrs Tomlinson and the club. We also took the opportunity to display the original handmade knitted bicycle that was created to celebrate the 2014 Tour in Yorkshire.

The art department has been busy with a Y7 and Juniors competition to create land art for the Governors’ Lawn. Both are proudly in place and should be big enough to catch the eye of the helicopter pilots as they buzz above the route in Lister Park. The BBC even brought their drone to film the art and interview the Junior competition winners – we hope to see it on Look North very soon. Well done to the competition winners – Francesca, Tadayon, Rebecca and Annabel for the Juniors’ design and Evie, Joseph, Ammar and Ishaq for the Seniors’. Thank you to Mrs Horsfield and Mrs Morley and all of the pupils for their fantastic designs- and of course to our amazing estates team for making the photos possible.

Meanwhile, we will be cheering on Old Bradfordian Abby-Mae Parkinson who cycles in the women’s race on Saturday – a real inspiration to all of our aspiring sports people.

Not to be left out this years’ Duke of Edinburgh participants made the most of the land art – pitching their tents in readiness for the weekend’s adventure. Good luck to all of them.