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Good luck in your exams!

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We all know how important it is to give all children and young people the encouragement and inspiration they need to be a success. As part of child friendly Leeds, we’ve brought together… Continue reading

Gaining experience and a qualification – Bethany’s story

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Last week saw over 160 young people through the doors of Leeds Civic Hall for a construction industry apprenticeship fair – one of many run in the city to help young people find… Continue reading

March of the Robots

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We’re nearly at the end of a week of exciting free robot events this Easter all around the city centre – have you been over to make your robot? There’s one more event this week,… Continue reading

Never forget the orange! Being a young advisor

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Beth got involved as a child friendly Leeds young advisor, and worked on the child friendly Leeds awards. “I never thought that when a couple of my friends and I went to the Leeds… Continue reading

Child friendly Leeds film

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We want Leeds to be the best city to grow up in, and to make this happen, the city is bringing together people, places and organisations to make Leeds a child friendly city.… Continue reading

Think Big – 02 and child friendly Leeds

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Start small, but start something – Think Big Imagine a place where we teach our children to be employers, not employed; to be producers, not consumers; to forge their own path, make their… Continue reading

O2

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Ambassador Amy Doram amy.doram@02.com Our latest project Helping to inspire young people in Leeds and support them to develop their skills through the Think Big project and working with schools through Leeds Education Business… Continue reading

Have your say on improving services

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Best start project for children with complex needs The NHS in Leeds is working in partnership with Leeds City Council and are currently reviewing a better pathway for children (age 0-5 years) with… Continue reading

Young Reporters give us their views!

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Did you know, there is now a team of child friendly Leeds young reporters who have signed up to train for reporting at events across the city?  They”re part of a group of 500… Continue reading

A volunteer’s experience – being there for someone

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I first became aware of the Independent Visitor (IV) scheme in January of 2012. At this point in my life, I’d admit that I had lost direction. Having graduated from Uni a year previously, I… Continue reading