Another meeting with young people will take place at Shelley College this morning. Representatives from Shelley College, Scissett Middle School and Kirkburton Middle School will attend to make a video record of how the upgrade of the skateboard park at Skelmanthorpe came about and the planning of the re-opening event in October. We are grateful to Kirklees Youth Services, Kirklees Councillors and Kirkburton Parish Councillors for their help on the projects.
Despite the poor weather more than 150 youngsters and adults turned out to celebrate the re-opening of the skateboard park and to dedicate it to their friend Charlie White. The official opening was performed by the Mayor of Kirklees and Charlie's Mother, Lindsey White. The whole event was planned by a joint school council group from Kirkburton and Scissett Middle Schools and Shelley College, brought together by Kirkburton PC's youth engagement project.
After the official ribbon cutting and the runs had been tested out, everyone retired into the Savoy Youth Club for refreshments and a disco. There was also a presentation made to the winners of the Design Your Skateboard art competition. Prizes were provided by Endemic Skate Store in Huddersfield and Kirkburton Parish Council.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this event happen and run so smoothly and also to Endemic Skate Store for the prizes.
There will be a full report and photographs in the next newsletter which is due out next month.