Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Since its inception in January 2020, the Eurocities Children and Young People’s working group has been working online to exchange best practice around child poverty.  Created and chaired by Leeds City Council, we intended to host a study visit to Leeds this month to look at food poverty, digital access and mental health, and how… Read More Leeds hosts Virtual Mutual Learning visit on child poverty and mental health

Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Four schools from Leeds and South Africa have partnered together to take part in a unique athletics challenge, led by the Bambisanani Partnership. Despite the chaos and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, over 130 children aged between 9 and 10 from St. Mary’s Primary School, Horsforth and St. Joseph’s Primary, Pudsey in Leeds and… Read More Virtual athletics challenge connects schools in Leeds and South Africa

Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Today’s guest blog comes from Renee Hodges and features the work of the Leeds and West Yorkshire branch of the Children’s International Summer Village – CISV. Renee is keen to spread the word about the work of CISV and to attract new participants and volunteers. ‘Mum, look at THIS!’ My ten-year-old daughter had just come… Read More Children’s International Summer Village looking for participants and volunteers

Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Earlier this year Leeds became Chair of a new working group for children and young people within the EUROCITIES network.  Part of the role is to represent European cities at high level events on children’s issues such as the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child which took place online this week. Representing Leeds… Read More Putting forward the voice of cities and young people in Europe

Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

With the Child Friendly Leeds initiative high on the top of the list of priorities for Leeds City Council, we have joined other cities across Europe to lobby for the creation of a new working group on children at the heart of EUROCITIES network.  Our efforts have paid off and Leeds was announced as the… Read More Leeds announced as chair of new EUROCITIES working group on children

Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival

This spring, students from Leeds Arts University travelled across the Channel to our partner city, Lille, to take part in the Video Mapping Festival. This blog is written by Mat Clark, senior lecturer from Leeds Arts University. We’ve also included a few accounts from students, Christopher Hoare and Chloe Broadbent. The trip to Lille proved… Read More Students from Leeds take part in Lille Video Mapping Festival