Warming up for Olympics


SPORTS-MAD pupils at schools in Allerton Bywater, Kippax and Methley will receive a T-shirt commemorating this year’s Olympic games in London.

Staff and students at schools across the Brigshaw Co-operative Trust – which includes Allerton Bywater’s Brigshaw High School – will be given a shirt, designed by year seven pupil Matthew Charleston, after it launched a competition to design a logo for its programme of events.

The initiative, which has been funded by Leeds City Council’s outer east Leeds area committee and a grant from Leeds Community Foundation, is one of a number of Olympic-themed activities at the trust – including a bid to smash the world record for the world’s largest zumba class.

Kippax and Methley Coun Keith Wakefield, city council leader, said: “I am delighted to see that such an exciting programme of events has been put together to capitalise on the Olympics.

“Brigshaw is leading the city and it is inspiring to see young people in our area being given the chance to experience the excitement of this international event and meet visitors from so many different countries.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and promotes the Olympic values of team work, fair play and co-operation.”

In June more than 220 students from 16 partner schools in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa will be visiting the Brigshaw Trust schools.