Schools race through Room on the Broom at Anglers

11/07/2017, PR8603

​Almost 100 children raced through Anglers Country Park for the annual Room on the Broom schools relay race.

Room on the Broom race

​Seventeen primary schools from across the district took part, as pupils from Years 1 and 2 took part in the event, running through the Room on the Broom story trail based on the popular Julia Donaldson book.

Lee Brigg Infants School, Altofts, was the winner, with Ackworth Howard Primary School, Ackworth as close runners up, and Cherry Tree Academy (formerly Cobblers Lane) Pontefract in third place. The schools were presented with their trophy, medals and certificates by the Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Kevin Barker.

Schools race through Room on the Broom at Anglers

​Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: "Congratulations to all the schools that took part. It is a really fun event to get involved in, at such a beautiful setting at Anglers Country Park.

"We hope events such as these will get more young people involved in sport and exercise by showing them how much fun it can be. I hope that all the schools that took part enjoyed the race and all the exciting activities on the room on the broom trail."

The first schools relay race through the country park took place last year as the park celebrated the 15th anniversary of the popular Room on the Broom children's book.

The unique adventure trail at Anglers provides a fun outdoor experience for all the family, with activities to take part in along the route. The trail is a circular route around the lake and is accessible by foot, cycle, buggy or wheelchair.

For more information about the trail visit

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