Tag: West Yorkshire

Child Friendly Christmas

Child Friendly Christmas things to do in Leeds City Centre

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The Christmas Experience in Leeds just got bigger and better! At this time of year our city sparkles as the streets come to life with Christmas Markets, cosy tipis, spectacular shows, twinkling lights, ice-skating, hot chocolates and traditional fairground rides. Nutcracker Trail Can you locate all the…
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Everyone is welcome at Leeds Creative Skills Festival November 2023

Are you an aspiring artist, musician, tv producer, designer, or looking to explore your creative side? Then this festival is for you. Come and grab this chance to learn from some of the best creatives and cultural organisations in Leeds. We have a wide range of exhibitors attending including employers and training providers, colleges and…
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Empowering youth voices in healthcare: Join the Leeds Young Research Owls

“The Leeds Young Research Owls are a remarkable group of young people making a significant contribution to the world of healthcare research right here in Leeds.”

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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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

Why Rob became an Independent Visitor

Leeds City Council’s ‘Independent Visitor’ scheme offers young people in care an older role model. Volunteers offer few hours of their time each month, taking part in activities such as football, go-karting, or a trip to the cinema. They get to see a young person develop, grow in confidence and have fun, away from the…
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Children in care are STARS for the night

Children in care from across Leeds have been treated like stars for the night at a prom style awards ceremony. The STARS awards for Looked After Children have been organised by Leeds City Council to celebrate and recognise the many achievements of children and young people in care. In order to make sure all children…
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Becoming a Volunteer Officer at TCV Skelton Grange

The Skelton Grange Environmental Centre and Conservation Volunteer project is one of our child friendly Leeds ambassadors and have provided regular updates on what has been going on for their volunteers through some amazing blogposts. As we haven’t heard from them in a while, we asked Rosie Snowden, a young person who is currently volunteering at the centre,…
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A Leeds young person’s International Service journey

Volunteering is a fantastic way to make the link between your academic results and the world of work. The government-funded International Citizen Service aims to make international volunteering opportunities available to any young person in the UK, whatever your background. So from Lofthouse to Wetherby, Pudsey to Kippax,, whether you’ve got an NVQ or a…
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CIVIC – bringing together schools from Leeds and Lille

CIVIC, or citizenship in action through the voice and influence of children, is a transnational education project funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning programme which aims to support active citizenship by young people in cities and schools. The project brings together partners in the twin cities of Leeds and Lille, through an exchange of…
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What Sam Worsnop thinks about planning last year’s child friendly Leeds awards!

As preparations for our next child friendly Leeds awards get underway, we’re once again looking for young people to apply to be part of our awards planning team, a team of ten young people aged 11-19 who are responsible for making sure the ceremony is a success. Last year the awards were planned by a group who…
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Wanted: School recycling champions!

A new recruitment drive is looking for green minded pupils to take the recycling message to fellow classmates and their families, as part of National Recycle Week, which runs from 22 – 28 June. Enthusiastic pupils can now apply to become one of a team of waste recycling advisors for their school. (Above, pupils at Corpus…
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