Category: Belle Isle

News and events for the Belle Isle area

In Harmony Opera North welcomes new corporate ambassador

“Because we’re from Belle Isle lots of people don’t expect a lot from us, but because we have been given this opportunity, people see us in a different light” – Helen, pupil at Windmill Primary School International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced that it will be supporting Opera North’s

Powerful play explores men’s mental health issues

With men’s mental health finally getting on to the agenda, a new play, The Parting Glass from Red Ladder Theatre Company, is a welcome addition to the debate. Leeds writer Chris O’Connor has developed his prize winning play The Life And Soul from a one man show into a two

The Parting Glass: a play exploring men’s mental health issues

Red Ladder’s new play The Parting Glass, exploring men’s mental health and the culture of silence that can prevent men from opening up about their experiences, is coming to South Leeds as part of a Yorkshire tour. Jim’s always been a bit of a character – cracking jokes, telling funny

School success after a decade in difficulty

A Leeds school that spent almost a decade in special measures is celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted report. Springwell Leeds Academy has undertaken an extraordinary journey under the stewardship of Wellspring Academy Trust since 2016, when it replaced its predecessor Elmete BSD Special School. Wellspring Academy

Vote Ruby for Leeds Children’s Mayor

Ruby Turner from Belle Isle is standing for election to become the next Children’s Lord Mayor of Leeds. In her manifesto she says “my main priority would be to tackle the homophobia problem in our schools.” Speaking to South Leeds Life she explained: “I picked it (homophobia) because I think