Category Archive: Out and about

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

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

New Year Resolutions? A child-friendly start to 2017…

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Happy New Year readers… Yes it’s that time of year again when we all reflect and decide on our new year resolutions or you may hear some saying “New year, new me.” Well… Continue reading

Pupils are passionate about recycling -Corpus Christi tell us why…

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It all started 18 months ago when as a school we were told that our local area had one of the lowest recycling rates in Leeds.  We knew we had to make a… Continue reading

Pete and the Preservative Party

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by Pete Lyons with Peter Archer I’m Pete and I joined the Preservative Party in 2014 because I like museums, particularly some of the exhibitions in the Leeds City Museum, such as ‘The… Continue reading

The Christmas Dinner – Leeds 2016

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A group of volunteers from across Leeds are working together to provide a fantastic, free Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in the city. Many young people who are care leavers, spend Christmas… Continue reading