Today’s guest blog is written by Jackie Moores who is an Advanced Health Improvement Specialist for Early Years working in Public Health at Leeds City Council. She has just returned from China as part of a project on childhood obesity funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Global Britain Fund. Thanks to the links already in place between Leeds and… Read More Childhood obesity project in China
Today’s guest blog is from Sally Hall from Leeds City Council’s Learning Improvement Team which is involved in a European funded project called GRIET. The project brings together schools and educational specialists from three cities – Bacau in Romania, Lille in France and Leeds. Funded by ERASMUS+, the focus of the project is on pedagogy and practice for speakers… Read More Learning about language in Romania and France
Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities. Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille
October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille. We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations. As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille
Roots Alive is the City of Leeds Youth Folk Group. It is run by ArtForms Music (part of Leeds City Council’s Children and Families Directorate). This is a guest blog written by Stephen Wild, the Head of Music at Artforms, and various young members of the Roots Alive group. It tells of their recent visit… Read More Roots Alive tour to Chemnitz
Our partner city Lille in France is currently recruiting two volunteers from its partner cities for an 8-month paid work experience in the International Relations Service of the city. The placement is about encouraging international cooperation and solidarity and will start in October or November 2018. … Read More Lille call-out for young ambassadors!
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds, Councillors Graham and Pat Latty, recently met representatives from different organisations involved in the Bambisanani partnership which co-ordinates charitable work in rural South Africa. The charity started out in life as a partnership between St Mary’s school in Menston and Mnyakanya school in northern Kwazulu Natal, involving student exchanges… Read More Leeds based Bambisanani partnership meets Lord Mayor of Leeds