Tag: schools

School cycle scheme will boost pupils’ confidence

School pupils in South Leeds are being given the skills and confidence to cycle in their home city, as work gets underway to improve cycling facilities across the region. Schools across the south and east of the city have signed up to a free pilot scheme –The Cycle Skills Library,

Hunslet Rugby Foundation link up with Northern Powergrid

Northern Powergrid funding is set to help a new apprentice ‘try’ a new career with Hunslet Rugby Foundation in Leeds and help spread vital messages about safety and electricity to local school children. The company, which is responsible for the network that delivers electricity to the doors of 3.9 million

Most South Leeds schools rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

  Most schools in South Leeds are good or outstanding according to recently published tables of Ofsted findings for 2013. Ofsted use four categories to grade schools: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Unsatisfactory. Of the 24 schools in LS10 and LS11, 78%, just over three quarters, were judged Good or

Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange are ready for Climate Week 2014

  Staff and volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds are gearing up for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Each year, half a million people attend over 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. Events are run

Call for Teachers to receive training to recognise ASD

  To: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – Education Secretary Please insist that all teachers, of all levels, receive basic training in helping to spot and understand Autism to enable our children to receive the best possible help whilst in School. To sign the petition go to https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/teachers-to-receive-training-to-recognise-asd Why is

Lantern Festival lights up Cross Flatts Park

Several hundred people joined a Salvation Army Band to sing carols in Cross Flatts Park, Beeston on Friday (13 December 2013). Photos by Daniel Heeles Organisers of the inaugural Lantern Festival dressed the park in lights. Tea light lanterns and trees wrapped in fairy lights guided people along the paths

Roundup: Christmas Lights Up South Leeds

  There has been a host of Christmas activities over the last week and South Leeds Life reporters have there to capture the excitement. Photos by: Lucy Potter, Stephen Williamson and Jeremy Morton Last Wednesday (4 December 2013) saw children from the local primary schools join with residents at Middleton

Women’s International develops children’s rugby in South Leeds schools

  The development of the boys and girls Rugby League in South Leeds schools is being spearheaded by local lass Lois Forsell. Lois is a young woman with experience and knowledge beyond her years. She plays hooker for Bradford Clayton Thunderbirds, she is an England Women’s International and was a

White Rose sparks art competition for Middleton Bonfire

  An art competition to spark the imagination of pupils at schools across South Leeds has been launched by the White Rose Shopping Centre in partnership with Leeds City Council. Pupils from across the 32 primary schools in South Leeds have been invited to produce posters to promote the bonfire

Updated: Teacher’s strike – school closures latest

  Twenty schools in South Leeds will be affected by a teacher’s strike tomorrow, Tuesday 1 October. Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Association of School Masters and the Union of Women teachers (NASUWT) will be on strike.  The industrial action is part of a