Year 7 school council representatives met with visitors from Belle Isle TMO and Leeds City Council, Public Health to discuss the development of green spaces in the Belle Isle area.
This was an important opportunity for young people in the local area to have their voices and opinions considered in regard to infrastructure development in the local area.
Nicola Kelly-Johnson, Leeds City Council Public Health, said:
“It was really lovely to speak with a group of very mature, articulate, and fully engaged year 7 students. They clearly really cared about their local community and have given us some great ideas and much to consider as we move forward with redevelopment. We will return to the academy in the future to share with the students how their ideas have been implemented.”
The students were a credit to the academy, embodying the values and expectations to make a positive change in the community.
This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn John Charles Academy
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