Pupils take over council in green challenge

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Pupils from across Leeds have challenged the council’s leaders to tackle litter and graffiti, promote local food growing and to encourage more sustainable travel. The call came when seventy pupils took over the… Continue reading

Schools and anti-littering…

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Schools in Leeds are doing lots of work around anti-littering around their school and the neighbourhood they live in. Here are just three examples… Westwood Primary School A groundbreaking anti-litter project has been… Continue reading

CBBC Live in Leeds

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This July’s CBBC event and child friendly Leeds activities put children and young people at the heart of the fun in Leeds city centre, with 38,500 people attending over three days!  The free… Continue reading

Making the most of the summer holidays with Metro

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With the school holidays getting underway, Metro is reminding young people and their families how they can get the most out of West Yorkshire with public transport. There are 67 rail stations, 14,000… Continue reading

Fantastic opportunity for young people aged 16-17

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As part of our ambitions to make Leeds a Child Friendly City, we want to give young people more opportunities to play an active part in contributing positively to their communities. One way… Continue reading

Fiona talks about her experience as part of the Leeds City Council graduate scheme…

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Leeds City council have always recruited graduates mainly through the Local government National Graduate Development programme. However last year we set up our own scheme taking on ten graduates of which five were… Continue reading

My experience of working on the Treasured Exhibition in the City Museum project, by Jordan

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Jordan was part of a project which saw young people act as curators to create the major museum as part of London 2012. This was a great example of child friendly Leeds making… Continue reading

My experience of the Leeds Young People’s Film Festival…

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We’ve had a number of young bloggers who have been revieving the LYFF for us. To start us off, here’s Eloise talking about the Tim Burton films she experienced! Striped tights, rabbit holes… Continue reading

Children’s Day 2013

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Join us at Headingley Stadium on Sunday June 9 from 10:30am-4pm! Free Entry & Activities for a fantastic FREE family event packed full of things to see and do! Take part in lots… Continue reading

Josh Trank’s directorial debut Chronicle…

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As another feature of this years Young Film Festival, Josh Trank’s directorial debut Chronicle was shown at Hyde Park Picture House in a realistic, gritty spin on the conventional ‘superhero genre.’ Perceived to… Continue reading