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

What are your healthy eating and food smart tips?

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Here are some of the healthy eating and food smart tips submitted as part of the Change4Life Food Smart Campaign. You can still submit your tips to http://www.leedsletsplay.co.uk to win prizes. •Sitting down… Continue reading

ArtForms Chamber Competition

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On March 4th and March 11th the ArtForms Chamber Competition was held at Temple Newsam House. The competition is an opportunity for young instrumentalists to develop their independent music making skills. Often the… Continue reading

‘‘More businesses should be involved in child friendly Leeds because it gets businesses better employees in the future.’’ My day at work, by McCauley Bonner, age 16

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 McCauley Bonner became a member of the Leeds City Council child friendly Leeds team for the day, as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2012. Child friendly Leeds can help your business offer… Continue reading

‘‘My work experience changed my point of view on office work because I thought it would be boring but it seems fun and can be serious. It also helped me to see that college might be a good choice.’’ My day at work, by Declan Lyons, aged 15.

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Declan Lyons became a member of the Leeds City Council child friendly Leeds team for the day as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2012. Child friendly Leeds can help your business offer… Continue reading