Summit special

Last updated: 12 May 2016
Summit Indoor Adventure skate park brought to life with professional graffiti

A talented young artist has seen her work come to life on the wall of the new skate park at Summit Indoor Adventure. 

Lucy Thorn, a Year Eight pupil at Brayton High School, triumphed in a competition run by Inspiring healthy lifestyles, which will manage the new facility in Selby, Yorkshire on behalf of Selby District Council.

Her winning design has been reproduced on to the wall of the indoor new skate park with a little help from professional artist Chris Dorning, otherwise known as The Cunning Craftsman.

Pete Burt, managing director of site managers Inspiring healthy lifestyles, said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved in the competition - there were some fantastic entries. Chris has done a great job in replicating Lucy’s winning design, which really injects some personality in to the skate park.”

Cllr Dave Peart, Selby District Council’s executive member for responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, said: “The fantastic new leisure village will be a real boost for the local economy. It’s not only providing jobs but is set to attract visitors into town from across the wider region. It also gives residents more opportunities to get active and healthy on their doorstep, which supports our long-term vision of supporting healthy lifestyles for residents of our district."

Allison Redshaw, headteacher at Brayton High School, said: "Students at Brayton High School are highly creative and very proud of their art work in school. I am thrilled that Lucy's talent has been recognised in this competition."

Summit Indoor Adventure opens in Scott Road on Saturday 28 May, offering a variety of activities for all the family. These include an aerial trek, adventure climbing, ten pin bowling and adventure play, as well as indoor skiing and snowboarding and an indoor skate park. A café and restaurant are also available on site.

An outdoor skate park, designed following consultation  with local skate park users, will also be built on site with work due to start in June and be completed by August.

The £5.7m project is being delivered on behalf of the council by Alliance Leisure, with construction partner ISG taking the role of principal contractor.

To find out more about Summit Indoor Adventure, visit summitindooradventure.co.uk.