Friday, 29 June 2007

If you missed this you missed something really important...

I started the day at the 'Sustainable Schools: Time for Action' Conference at the Leeds College of Music. Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman, and Dr Jake Reynolds, DCSF (DCSF is the new Department for Children, Schools and Families) Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development, both did short presentations before the participants went into some fantastic workshops sessions.
At the event we are hosting for the first time the Leeds Sustainable Schools Young Person's Summit which has brought together children and young people from primary and secondary schools across the city to discuss their hopes, aspirations and ideas. There is also a marketplace where partners and schools are sharing their ieas and projects.

I also finished the day at the Conference with a question time and the awards to the two schools who had been runners up and the winner of our competition to find a logo for our sustainable schools work. The winner was Westbrook Lane Primary School who received £300 worth of garden centre vouchers... their entry was wonderful.

The Conference was brilliantly organised by Steve Ruse and colleagues from the Health Initiatives Team and was a partnership between Education Leeds, the National Association for Environmental Education and the Geographical Association supported by United Co-op.

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