A PRIMARY school that “makes learning fun” and organises events for the whole community to enjoy has been nominated for the York Community Pride Awards.

Parents at Clifton Green Primary School have praised the staff for “raising aspirations” and inspiring their children.

Stephanie Bailey nominated the Water Lane school as the School of the Year for this year’s Community Pride Awards, which aim to celebrate the city’s unsung heroes.

Stephanie said: “Teachers, as well as all staff, are committed to making this school stand out.

“My son has blossomed through the tireless encouragement and dedication of the staff in his year group. He loves every minute of it.”

She highlighted some of the many trips and events organised by the school for pupils and their families, adding: “These are opportunities that are so valuable and will create memories that will last a lifetime. This kind of activity is so important. This is why this school is like no other - they do so much good in our city for so many people. They want to make a difference and they really do.

“I cannot praise this school high enough, nor find more words to express my gratitude.”

The school also held its own music festival on July 7 to fundraise for charity York Mind. The family-friendly event, GreenFest, featured live performances from local musicians, inflatable obstacle courses and fairground rides.

Head teacher Dave Brown said: “We are all delighted to have been nominated. We don’t do what we do for recognition but we really appreciate the nomination from one of our parents

“GreenFest is just one example of our commitment to our local community. We try to make a difference not just to children but also to the wider community and families. We want to have a positive impact beyond our school.

“We want all children to have high achievements and we want to provide opportunities to enrich the lives of children and families.

“We put family and community at the heart of what we do.”

Nominations for the Community Pride Awards are open until July 27 and nominees must live in, or contribute to the community within the City of York Council area. The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at York Racecourse in October. Visit yorkpress.co.uk/communitypride for more.