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15 October 2020

Surge in number of UK children applying for free school meals.

As the Covid-19 pandemic plays havoc with family incomes, analysis by the Food Foundation released as part of footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty, estimates that as many as 900,000 more children have sought free school meals, on top of the 1.4 million who were already claiming...
07 October 2020

School Breakfast Bill .

Magic Breakfast is working with Feeding Britain and Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck on a school breakfast bill. This builds on, and scales-up, current government funding for school breakfasts. If successful, the bill would ensure that all children in England start the day settled and ready to learn, allowing every child in the country to reach their full potential.

06 October 2020

Solving plastic pollution – Sir David Attenborough and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

Solutions to tackle plastic pollution are within reach so we can avoid a future in which there are more plastic than fish in our oceans.
02 October 2020

Attenborough smashes Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record!

Sir David Attenborough has broken Jennifer Aniston's record for the fastest time to reach a million followers on Instagram. At 94 years old, the naturalist's follower count raced to seven figures in 4 hrs 44 mins on Thursday, according to Guinness World Records.
18 September 2020

UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report.

The fifth edition of the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report, published by the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), provides an authoritative overview of the state of nature worldwide.
18 September 2020

Extinction - the Facts

With a million species at risk of extinction, David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, including putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.
10 September 2020

National guidance on PE and sport in school.

There have been a lot of schools asking for advice around what to do this term with regards to PE and sport. The association for PE has published some really useful guidance to support the Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity workforce including a practical self-review tool for Covid-19 risk assessment; Managing risk, maximising opportunity! The Youth Sport Trust have also issued guidance and have recognised that pupils will be re-entering school in very different starting points. Putting health and well-being at the centre of PE provision as a support mechanism to address the balance.
04 August 2020

The National Food Strategy - Part 1

Last week part one of the first major review of our food system in 75 years was published, just days after the Governments Obesity Strategy. So what could this mean for schools?
28 July 2020

The Obesity Strategy

on 27th July 2020 Government published plans to tackle obesity and set out actions that will aim to help adults and children lead healthier lives. The full strategy can be read at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-obesity-government-strategy.

17 July 2020

Climate Change Lessons - Leeds DEC

To access the lessons please go to: https://leedsdec.co.uk/climate-action-vm/
14 July 2020

Children and young people with long term medical/mental health conditions in Leeds schools.

In September 2018 Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in partnership with Leeds City Council held the ‘In Your Shoes’ conference for young people with long term conditions with the aim of seeking a better understanding of the needs of young people in order to better support them.
08 July 2020

Leeds School Uniform Exchange

Zero Waste Leeds are launching Leeds School Uniform Exchange to open up the opportunity for people across our city to donate, buy, sell or swap school uniform.
22 June 2020

Greta Thunberg: Climate change 'as urgent' as coronavirus

The world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency says Greta Thunberg. That means the world acting "with necessary force", the Swedish climate activist says in an exclusive interview with BBC News. She doesn't think any "green recovery plan" will solve the crisis alone and says that the world is now passing a "social tipping point" on climate and issues such as Black Lives Matter.
15 June 2020

Energy Savng School challenge - Rising to the Energy Challenge.

The Energy Saving Trust has recently launched the Energy Saving Schools Challenge. This exciting new initiative aims to inform, inspire and empower secondary school students to reduce their energy use and help the UK reach Net Zero by 2050.
05 June 2020

Leeds #8for8

Leeds City Council are asking everyone to underline our solidarity with those peacefully protesting in America by joining us in #8for8