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WE are LEA's Community Transformation Leaders

Doing good deeds in our community 

Leeds East Academy endeavour to strengthen their relationship with the local community and be involved in local events, developments and contribute to society to make Seacroft a place to be proud of. As an academy we are currently working in conjunction with Leeds City Council to transform the community and encourage the local residents to respect and take pride in their environment.

A small group of students have been established at LEA known as the LEA Community Transformation Leaders. These students live in the local area and are keen to contribute to the society they live in. This is a starting point with the plan to increase the group and involve more students across the academy.

In line with supporting the WE charity, which the White Rose Academies Trust supports, the community leaders are establishing three projects:

'WE will make a difference'

The community leaders along with the Associate Principal of Community Transformation has met with the local council, councillors and building agency Keepmoat.  Together, we will work together to transform the appearance of the local shops and provide more bins with the locality of the academy. These organisations are keen to work with Leeds East Academy to transform the community.

Students have explored their local community and then raised their concerns with the council, making suggestions on how to improve this. The council have taken their concerns on board and they will now work together to address the issue. Students will be creating their own 'Keep Seacroft Clean' flyers, which will be printed by Leeds City Council and distributed within the local community.

Students will also be physically taking part in manual labour, leading by example and contributing to the maintenance of the local shops with the support form Leeds City Council.

Mr Richard Burgon, the local MP has been invited into Leeds East Academy so Leeds East Academy vision can be shared with him with the hope to gain further support from him to continue with the transformation.

Keepmoat have also agreed to come into the academy and run sessions in maths, geography and science. Students will be looking into housing development, the financial aspects of this and also the planning involved when building a new housing estate. Keepmoat will be holding whole school assemblies on respecting community and the benefits of what. New housing estate can bring.

'WE care for the older generation'

The Community Transformation Leaders have expressed an interest to care for the older generation and change the perceptions that some elderly might have on the younger generation. The leaders are working with Seacroft Good Friends and Neighbours which is a scheme that offers pensioners the chance to engage in social events and supports with their day to day living. 

Leeds East Academy will be holding their first event with the scheme where 25+ pensioners will be attending the academy to enjoy a Tea Party along with LEA staff and students. The pensioners will have the opportunity to indulge in tea/ coffee and cakes and enjoy short performance from LEA students.

LEA students will be supporting the elderly with 21st century technology, which includes the use of mobile phones and social media. Our elderly members will be invited to have an insight into the 21st century education and how this compares with education when they were young. Students/ elderly will have the opportunity to ask questions.

'Together WE will raise speed awareness'

Leeds East Academy/ Seacroft Good Friends/ Keepmoat and the Leeds City Council as a team have identified that speed awareness needs promoting effectively within the local area. Together they will be exploring ways how to raise speed awareness to keep the community a safe place to be.