Boothroyd Primary Academy wins regional Bling a Bike competition.

Schools across the region took part in the School’s Yorkshire Tour baton relay last month to celebrate National Bike Week. The relay culminated in a celebration event at Leeds Town Hall on 03 July where the ‘bling a bike’ competition winners were announced by Sir Gary Verity who presented them with the Golden Baton. The competition involved decorating a bike in a Yorkshire theme. In addition, Kirklees Council awarded the winning school a small selection of bike helmets, bike locks and funding to spend £250 on promoting active travel, which encourages children to cycle and walk to school.

SYT2018 baton

Boothroyd Primary Acadamy took the victory with their entry titled ‘All things Yorkshire’ and were visited by Cllr Khan, who also presented them with a trophy.

Cllr khan and school council with bike

Cllr Khan said:

“I’m proud to see a school from Kirklees has won Bling a Bike Competition at the School Yorkshire Tour 2018.

Not only have the children at Boothroyd Primary Academy taken an active part in the relay across Yorkshire, but they’ve shown everyone how talented they truly are.

It was a pleasure to visit today to congratulate them and their teachers, and to learn more about their creation. It’s no wonder the judges were so impressed.

I hope the children continue to be so enthusiastic about cycling in the future.”

Kerry Williams-Kendall , Vice Principle of the Academy added,

“All the staff at Boothroyd Primary Academy are extremely proud of the children who took part in designing and creating the Bling a Bike with the theme of ‘All things Yorkshire”

For more information about the School’s Yorkshire Tour you can follow  #SYT2018 on Twitter.


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