Category Archive: Child Friendly CIty

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

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

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