Tag: CFL Ambassador

Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2024 – Nominations are open!

You waited two years for it… and the highly anticipated Child Friendly Leeds Awards are back for 2024! We are so excited to be bringing back the Child Friendly Leeds Awards next year. It is a fantastic celebration of the talent and achievements of the city’s children and young people, as well as highlighting 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.”

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.

The Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2019

What are the Child Friendly Leeds Awards? 2019 will be the sixth year that the annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards have been run in partnership between Child Friendly Leeds (CFL), Leeds City Council and the City Varieties Learning Team. The CFL Awards showcase the amazing things that children, young people, adults, schools, communities, businesses and…
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Young people become ‘safety rangers’ at Gipton Fire Station

Our ambition to make Leeds a child friendly city can only be achieved through partnership work across all sectors of the city, joining together to put children and young people at the heart of everything they do. Jane Kaye is one the people at Leeds City Council who is responsible for liaising with young people…
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A young person’s perspective on the Leeds Book Awards 2015

Over 800 children and young people from across 20 high schools and 54 primary schools packed into Pudsey Civic Hall last month as part of Leeds Book Awards 2015, coming to celebrate their favourite authors and books from the past year. A whopping 1563 reviews were posted onto the Leeds Book Awards website in total,…
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Leeds neighbourhoods can apply to close streets for Playday

  Residents across Leeds are being invited to apply to close their streets on 5 August and participate in national Playday.  As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. National Playday takes place every year on the first Wednesday of…
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How Manic Science is making STEM fun this summer

Getting children interested in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – can be a difficult task, with children often avoiding them because they feel the subjects are too boring or difficult. Manic Science aims to challenge this by making STEM subjects fun! In today’s blogpost we hear from Yasmin Shaheen, the founder of…
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Talking to Lucy about the First World War

Lucy Moore, First World War Projects Curator at Leeds Museums and Galleries, recently worked on a new online resource for young people about the city’s World War One (WW1) aviation heritage. In today’s blog post, we asked her to tell us more about a recent project to get young people more involved in their history……
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A young musician tells us why they love the Saturday Music School

Every Saturday morning, over 100 dedicated young musicians from across the North of England arrive at Leeds College of Music for the Saturday Music School, a fun yet challenging timetable of music education tailored to their individual abilities and interests. In today’s blog we hear from Owen Spafford, a student at the Saturday Music School,…
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Leeds primary pupils write about becoming owl trailblazers

The pupils on their journey to find Leeds’ owls.  Year 4 primary school pupils from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School who recently took part in Leeds Owl Trail have written about their experience, encouraging other young people to take the tour. As part of the trail, the children were led around the city centre by…
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