Category Archive: Play

Enchanting entertainment at the Rainbow Factory this Christmas – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

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Storytelling wonderland the Rainbow Factory is staging a brand-new Christmas production – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol (written, composed & performed by: Bruce Sharp & Lydia Toumazou) Yesterday, the Child Friendly Leeds team were delighted to… Continue reading

New wristband challenge to get Leeds primary school children active

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Primary schools across Leeds are getting set to boost their pupils’ motivation for physical activity as they launch a new competitive wristband challenge in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Active Schools.… Continue reading

Mental maths? Tagtiv8 brings in the fun through active learning.

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When someone suggested we become ambassadors for Child Friendly Leeds, we jumped at the chance! Any organisation with the aim, ‘We’re working to bring everyone together to make Leeds a child friendly city’… Continue reading

First Baby Box Programme in Yorkshire launches at #BabyWeekLeeds

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What a week!  A blog by Roger Carter, NHS Digital. It’s rare that I get the opportunity to take the time out to really envelop myself in a subject that ticks all 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

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

I moved to Leeds and launched ‘Sara Horner School of Dance’

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Hear from one of our latest ambassadors, Sara Horner. This is my FIRST blog ever after designing my new website. So exciting! I thought I would use the first one to tell you more… Continue reading