Make your move blog

Make Your Move | Benefits of Being Active for Young People

Studies also show that exercise can help to reduce symptoms of depression in children and young people. The reasons for this will be different depending on each person, but some key benefits include:

Spotlight On: Pupil Voice at Carr Manor Community School

Leeds wishes for all children and young people to be able to express their views, feel heard and be involved in decisions that affect their lives (Child Friendly Leeds wish number three). One of the ways in which young people can share their ideas and influence change within their community is through their school. The…
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Food Means Home

“Embark on a culinary journey with the Food Means Home project – discover the vibrant flavours and diverse cultures of young people from around the world who call Leeds home, as they share their treasured family recipes in a colourful cookbook available free to download.”

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities promote youth voice

As you know Child Friendly Leeds has been working hard to make sure that Leeds is an inclusive city for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Last year, over 80,000 children and young people gave their feedback through consultation to refresh the Child Friendly Leeds wishes. One of the wishes…
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Opportunity to apply for the Play Enabling Grant 2023-24

Leeds City Council Children and Families Service is excited to announce that the allocation process and opportunity to apply for the 2023/24 Play Enabling Grant is now open to community and voluntary sector providers. We would like to invite applications from organisations who have experience in delivering engaging and sustainable Play projects and activities within…
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Christmas Gifting by Child Friendly ambassadors

As we enter 2023, we would like to thank our incredible ambassadors who have generously supported various communities of children, young people, and their families over the holiday season. The cost-of-living crisis did not deter our ambassadors from all over the city from supporting and providing for children and families in need. Organisations, their staff,…
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Everyone is invited to join us for ‘Leeds 2023’

LEEDS 2023 is a year-long celebration of culture in our extraordinary city and we’re inviting everyone to join in.

King Charles III visits Leeds to celebrate 10 years of Child Friendly Leeds

King Charles Royal Visit in Leeds marking 10 years of Child Friendly Leeds

Building Foundations for life through Baby Week Leeds

Baby Week is back in Leeds with over 100 events across the city! Now in its seventh year, the theme for 2022 is ‘Back to Basics’, which is all about rediscovering the opportunities, services and support available to expectant parents, parents and carers as well as connecting professionals together. #BabyWeekLeeds

Climate Change Projects in Leeds as we mark the UN Climate Conference (COP27)

To mark the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in Egypt from 6th -18th November 2022 we are delighted to share one primary schools journey of delivering climate education with their pupils over the last year in Leeds.

Our 12 Wishes for a Child Friendly City

Child Friendly Cities – Leeds Leading the way as they celebrate 10 years with their refreshed 12 wishes.