Move more, sit less and have fun! Get active in Leeds

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It’s summer! Time for children to enjoy playing outdoors with their friends. A small number of you, however, may need encouragement to put away those smartphones and enjoy the benefits of physical activity…… Continue reading

Leeds Book Awards 2017: Winners chosen by children and young people

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Leeds Book Awards Primary Awards May 2017 Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds School Library Service and Leeds Public Libraries.… Continue reading

Claire Young: BBC The Apprentice Finalist shares her daily routine, her successful business ‘School Speakers’ and much more…

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What does an average day look like for you? Luckily I’m an early bird and am usually up around 6am. I treasure this time of morning, the peace & quiet, and being able… Continue reading

Why life is like a box of chocolates, and Leeds Dying Matters week!

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Why should you read this? Because you never know what curveballs life will throw at you, expect the unexpected as the saying goes and as Dying Matters Week (8 May to 12 May)… Continue reading

Active Citizenship in Leeds

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In 2016, the My Health, My School survey in Leeds revealed that only 43% of primary school pupils and 21% of secondary school pupils felt that they had a say in the way… Continue reading

Nominated in the Child Friendly Leeds Awards & Inspirational Woman Community Awards – My ‘Girlguiding’ Experience

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Hello my name is Sophie.  I am 13 years old and a member of 1st CrossGates and Manston Guides but I am also a pack leader with 1st CrossGates Brownies and 3rd CrossGates… Continue reading

My Volunteering Story |The Leeds Independent Visitor Scheme

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  Simon Davis, Independent Visitor to a young teenager in care   What does an average working day look like for you?  An average working day for me is getting up about 7 o’clock after… Continue reading

World Book Day 2017 – Highlights from Leeds

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This year, Leeds School Library Service worked with a phenomenal 24 schools across the city over a week of World Book Day events. 8 different authors and illustrators were invited in to schools,… Continue reading

Heard of disabled access day? It’s a day for people with disabilities to try their hand at something new!

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Have you heard of Disabled Access Day? No? Well, it’s a day for disabled people to celebrate good access and take up opportunities to try something new. About highlighting the fantastic access that… Continue reading

Leeds Rhino Backs Efforts To Improve Young Mental Health #FutureinMindLeeds

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Leeds Rhinos player, Stevie Ward, spoke at the Future in Mind launch event at Leeds Civic Hall in February, backing the new citywide strategy to improve young people’s mental health. The 23 year-old… Continue reading