Thursday, 4 November 2010


Alexis Jordan helped launch Education Leeds’ ‘Give It 100%’ attendance competition by performing in a school assembly at Royd's School Specialist Language College earlier this week...

Alexis, the former semi finalist on America's Got Talent was in the city courtesy of Radio Aire. She is widely tipped to reach the number one single spot in the charts this weekend with her new single 'Happiness',  and had stopped in at the school to remind the young people of the importance of regular attendance.

Education Leeds’ annual ‘Give It 100%’ competition is one of a number of initiatives taking place across the city to remind children and families that every school day matters. Children and young people in Leeds who manage 100 per cent attendance at school throughout November will be in with a chance to win some brilliant prizes which include: Nintendo DSs, iPods, indoor karting, family meals at Nando’s and Chiquito, signed guitars, school discos, sno!zone, Leeds rugby and football tickets, Hollywood Bowl tickets, Laser Tag and Ice Cube tickets. Over 300 prizes are up for grabs, many provided with the help of Radio Aire and local businesses.

It was great for the young people to meet and watch Alexis Jordan perform at their school. The message from her, Education Leeds and every school in Leeds is clear – attendance is vital in order for our young people to achieve their full potential and school is the best possible place for a child to be during the day. Every school day matters and we want all our children and young people to spend as much time as possible in our brilliant learning environments. We are working hard to improve attendance in all our schools so our children and young people can be happy, healthy, safe and successful.

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