Friday, 3 December 2010


Colleagues attended the fifth Local Government Yorkshire and Humber 'Making a Difference' Awards last week....

The awards celebrate the achievements of local authorities across the region and recognise the hard work and commitment of teams and individuals across councils, police, fire service and national park authorities. This year there was only one nomination from Leeds and it is brilliant that this was a partnership between the Council's International Relations team and the Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievment Service within Education Leeds! My colleague Claire Lockwood, the Manager of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement Service sent me this bit of good news.

"Hi Chris, Just to let you know that GRTAS together with International Relation in Leeds won making a difference award for outstanding Achievement in International Working last week. This is the work we did with Brno last year and the embroidery exhibition coming to Leeds. Cheers, Claire."

Congratulations and well done to these great colleagues. This is wonderful news and builds on the success of our Visually Impaired team last year. The GRTAS has pioneered and led some incredible work, locally, regionally and nationally over the last ten years under Peter Saunders determined leadership. The International Relations team has also been doing some brilliant work and part of the legacy we are leaving is the thriving partnerships which schools across the city have established with colleagues in countries across the world.

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