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Young Leaders ‘Do One Thing Well’ at the Leeds Be Healthy Be Creative Celebration.

19th April 2010 - 31st July 2010

The Leeds Be Healthy! Be Creative healthy schools programme offers a choice of over 100 challenges for schools that involve individuals, classes, teachers, families and year groups to choose to 'just do one thing well’. This summer's 2010 term saw a celebration event taking place at the Leeds Met Carnegie site on June 29th.

The challenges lasted for at least six weeks, which involved changing habits for the long term. For example, using Breeze to access information, visiting heritage sites on a regular basis, or learning a musical instrument.

The celebration event had 60 schools participating, showing each other their achievements whilst having an opportunity to try out two of the six workshops being offered during the exciting 'festival' themed day including Circus Skills, Slam Poetry, Bhangra Dancing, African Drumming, Drama and Singing.

Creative crew at the Carnegie event was composed of Young Leaders who helped support the day and organised/planned the event.

The programme held five young leaders training days in April at Park Spring Primary, Morley High School, Temple Newsam Halton Primary, Abbey Grange High and Wigton Moor Primary. Children and young people on the Young Leaders programme took part in activities that included confidence building, decision making, teamwork, presentation, and recording and evaluation skills.