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'WE Make A Difference'

Wednesday 10th October saw eight of our students make a real difference in their local community.

Students from Leeds East Academy cleaned up the ‘Black Shops’ in South Parkway, Seacroft, in an appeal to encourage local residents to take pride in their amazing community.

The Leeds East Academy Community Transformation Leaders (eight students from Year 8 to Year 11) recently met with Leeds City Council and raised concerns about the condition of the 'black Shops' and the large amount of litter in the vicinity.  

The students decided to plan a clean up operation to show the residents that they want to live in a clean and presentable environment and make Seacroft both a place to be proud of and a great place to live!

The students have managed to drum up support for this project from; Leeds City Council, Keepmoat Homes, Leeds East Councillors and the radio station Chapel FM.

On 10th October the group gathered at the Black Shops in South Parkway with their litter pickers, gloves, bags and a power washer - working hard to make the shops look more presentable. The students all wore special Community Transformation Leader Hoodies with pride. 

Mrs Sarah Carrie, Principal of Leeds East Academy said “It is absolutely inspiring to see how committed our students are to becoming agents of change within the local community.

"The passion they have for making a difference is infectious and it is wonderful to see them demonstrating such exceptional leadership skills which will benefit others in Seacroft.

"They wholeheartedly embody our academy values of excellence, positivity and respect and I am truly excited about the work this exceptional group of young people is carrying out under the guidance and support of Miss Manners."

We are so proud of our Community Transformation Leaders who are such brilliant examples to not only our students but their community!

This project was featured in the Yorkshire Evening Post - click here to see the article.