Car firm helps out after vandals smash up goals

Mr Mark Barrett, Mr James Wormald, Reece Kenny (Head Boy Year 6) Heidi Barrett (Reception), Victoria Barrett (Year 3), Chloe Jackson (Head Girl Year 6)
Mr Mark Barrett, Mr James Wormald, Reece Kenny (Head Boy Year 6) Heidi Barrett (Reception), Victoria Barrett (Year 3), Chloe Jackson (Head Girl Year 6)

WHEN vandals broke into Bradshaw Primary School and ruined a set of football goals, the pupils thought their breaks would be ruined.

But after a pupil told her dad about it, a car dealership came to the rescue and replaced the goals.

Vandals climbed the fence at the school and wrecked the goalposts which the children played with during breaks and PE.

They were mostly used by children in Key Stage 2 but also affected the after-school clubs.

The school couldn’t afford to replace them.

Year 3 pupil Victoria Barrett mentioned it to her father, Mark, who works at Farnell Land Rover, Bradford, and the firm thought they could help out.

The firm provided the goalposts free of charge, along with 50 mouse mats.

A spokesperson from the school said: “Two weeks before half term, intruders climbed security fencing and destroyed football goals in playground.

“The children used the goalposts all the time – at breaks, and after school – and the damage had such a big impact on them. They were all very upset. Children in Key Stage 2 are extremely grateful to Farnells of Bradford for their very generous donation.”

The mouse mats were a surprise after Mr Wormald and Mr Barrett noticed there were none in the school’s computer room.