Leeds teacher wins EVERY pupil in his class a new bike in Big School Showdown triumph

A Leeds teacher has become the talk of the school after winning new bikes for every pupil in his class.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:34 pm
Teacher Dan Bogle and Heart Yorkshire's Emma Lenney pictured with pupils at Primrose Hill Primary School in Leeds.

Dan Bogle, a year one teacher at Primrose Hill Primary School in Pudsey, came out on top in Heart Yorkshire’s Big School Showdown.

He was one of 46 Yorkshire school teachers nominated by their pupils to take part in a 10-question quick-fire quiz.

Mr Bogle answered all 10 questions correctly in just 29 seconds, pipping Matthew Thompson from Meadowfield Primary in Halton (30 seconds) and Paul Rushfirth from St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School in Cross Gates (31 seconds) to win the prize haul of bikes provided by Wilco Motosave.

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Mr Bogle, who was presented with a trophy by Heart Yorkshire Breakfast Show host Emma Lenney yesterday, said: “What an amazing gift to give the children before the summer holidays.

“Thank you so much to Heart and [presenters] Dixie and Emma for making memories that will last forever.”

Headteacher Lesley West added: “As a school we spend a lot of time teaching children to cycle and this will really help them to be safe on the roads in the future.”

The competition has been running for two-and-a-half months, with schools across Yorkshire getting involved.

Heart Yorkshire presenter Emma Lenney said: “We’ve absolutely loved the past 10 weeks and we’re over the moon for Mr Bogle and the children from Primrose Hill Primary School in Pudsey.”

A spokesman from competition sponsors Wilco Motosave added: “We are so happy that the bikes have gone to such a lovely local school. Well done to all the schools who entered.”

Visit heart.co.uk/yorkshire/on-air/breakfast for details.