Leading Link - News

UPDATE: BBC School Report Question Time postponed

It is with regret that the BBC News School Report Question Time event at County Hall, Morpeth has been postponed until after the General Election.

Organisers Leading Link had arranged for the youth led event to involve three political parties (chosen by the students themselves) to discuss topics close to the student’s hearts. These included education in Northumberland, the environment and university fees.

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Exciting opportunity to join Leading Link

As we head into 2015, you might notice some changes to Leading Link over the next few weeks.

We are in the process of implementing some exciting new strategic plans, as we look to shift focus and develop further links with the world of business.

As we make this significant step, we are looking for a new trustee with a background in business to join our fantastic team and help steer this future strategy.

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GALLERY: The Search for Fire

A group from Leading Link have been helping to bring the warmth back to Northumberland.

Organisers bait, part of the Creative People and Places programme, and Pinwheel invited young people from the charity to get involved in The Search for Fire, which took place at Woodhorn.

The event centred around the frosty Snow Queen, who had taken all the warmth from Northumberland - hundreds of local people joined together to search for the fire to melt the Snow Queen's heart.

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GALLERY: Bedlington lit up for Christmas

Bedlington was finally lit up for Christmas last week, as part of the culmination of 'Light up Bedlington'.

The giant switch was flicked in front of a packed Market Place by the Bedlington Town Bulldogs Under 13 girls team, after they came out on top in the online public vote.

A selection of 90 photos can be viewed by clicking below.

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Ambassadors clean up reputation of young people

Young people from a school in Northumberland have been cleaning up a local beach.

Over the summer months, Blyth beach has become the focal point for a number of gatherings of
young people, which have left the beach in an unacceptable state.

As a result, the Youth Ambassadors, who are a group of volunteers from St Benet Biscop Catholic High School in Bedlington, were keen to make amends for some of their peers and were invited along
by the Blyth to Seaton Sluice Links Conservation Group to get involved in a clean-up of the site.

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VIDEO: Leading Link - Through their eyes...

In the first of a new series, discover Leading Link through the eyes of those that know it best.

'Through their Eyes' is a new feature which will see some of the Leading Link's key staff, delivery partners and participants talk about their experiences of this small charity with big ideas!

First up is Matthew Fenwick, a Youth Ambassador who has volunteered with Leading Link for 5 years.

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Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors are a fantastic group of young volunteers, who give up their free time to help with all of Leading Link's work.

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BBC News School Report

The BBC News School Report is a national BBC project which looks at engaging young people in the news, and producing their own.

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Children's University

Leading Link are the Northumberland hub for the Children's University - a national scheme which encourages and rewards extra-curricular activity.

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National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service is a life changing experience for 16 and 17 year olds around the country - learning new skills and giving something back.

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