Middleton youngsters explore park life

Youngsters enjoy Middleton Park Schools Heritage Day
Youngsters enjoy Middleton Park Schools Heritage Day

Children in Middleton enjoyed a day of fun, games, exploration and discovery in their local park thanks to a joint scheme organised by the Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds City Council.

The 2012 Middleton Park Schools Heritage Day gave children from local schools the chance to have an action packed day.

From fun games and exercises, planting Olympic-themed flowerbeds to exploring the wildlife of their park with local experts, a great day was had by all.

Alan Shaw, member of Friends of Middleton Park group, said:

“This is the second year I have done this and the second time I thought I was mad to try and organise having over 200 children in one place at the one time! But it worked, and you could see by the smiles and animated faces that the children enjoyed it too, that made it all worthwhile for us.”

Councillor Kim Groves (Middleton Park) added:

“The heritage event was a fantastic success and the local school children all had a really great time with games and getting to learn first-hand about their local environment.

“We are very lucky in Leeds to have such a fantastic selection of local parks to choose from and it is important that we really do make the most of what they have to offer.”