Thursday, 29 November 2007


St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary school wanted to transform a field behind the school into a real community space. The field is a blank canvas, unused by anybody. The school applied to the People’s Millions competition for £79,930 and they won!

Staff, parents and children showcased their project on Calendar news on Monday and had to go head to head with another Yorkshire project, Henshaw’s College for the Blind. On Tuesday Calendar presenters made a surprise visit to the school to tell them they had won – and cheering children and staff were shown on Tuesday night’s Calendar.

There were only eight projects in the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside shortlisted to appear in the People’s Millions competition and only four could win in the X-factor style public vote. There was huge community support for the project in Armley, with local shopkeepers and organisations displaying posters and wearing badges. People from all across Leeds voted as well.

Pauline Gavin, headteacher at St Bartholomew’s, said “This is a great boost for the community! Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

Well done Pauline!

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