Old School Junk, comes to The Light.

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When the Child Friendly Leeds Team heard that Old School Junk was taking over an empty unit in The Light, we simply had to go and have a look! As you approach the… Continue reading

Enjoying the holidays (the old fashioned way)

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Around 20 (well maybe 30) years ago, when I was a kid growing up, the summer holidays were a time to look forward to. The sun always seemed to shine, we could play… Continue reading

Move More, Sit Less this summer once more!

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A new Change4life campaign encourages children to be more active. The 10 Minute Shake Up is a Disney inspired campaign and we hope our partners and Leeds children and families will get involved.… Continue reading

“Are we nearly there yet?” How to survive summer travel…

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It’s that time of the year again: time to plan those adventures, pack up the car and head out to the beach or to enjoy a picnic with friends or family.  Whether your… Continue reading

Somebody else’s child, everybody’s responsibility! What is private fostering?

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When a child or young person, who is under 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is being looked after by someone who is not a close relative, for 28 days… Continue reading

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