Monday, 26 November 2007

My colleague Lynn Turner who is Service Manager in the Integrated Children's Services Team at Blenheim sent me this after her day with young people on Friday...

"Dear Chris, We had a very fun and challenging day today. The young people did some really great work using drama techniques and collage work. We used PSPs to take photographs of the activities and to make video diaries. They also voted on some key issues around the Leeds Iinclusive Learning Strategy. We were well supported by staff from the schools involved and the BEST teams from South Leeds, Intake and the Central Leeds Learning Federation. Our colleagues in Artforms were fantastic and responded to our request for support with great flexibility and creativity.

I am grateful to Richard Boughey and David Bateson for their help in planning the event and for colleagues for admin support.We were really pleased that Carol Jordan could join us for a good part of the day. Most of all, I'm gateful to the young people of all ages and abilities for their ideas and hard work. I hope your day was as brilliant and as invigorating as ours?
Best wishes. Lynn"

I am really pleased that 11 Million Takeover Day has had a real impact here in Leeds and children and young people have helped us shape some of our work on inclusion, strategic planning and school improvement. We must do it more often!


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