Leading Link - News

‘Evening with your MP’ success

The Lodge played host to a very successful ‘Evening with your MP’ event yesterday, which offered young people a real insight into the world of local politics.

Leading Link would like to thank Ian Lavery MP for agreeing to the Q&A session and to the young people who attended – they were incredibly attentive and posed a number of well-structured and researched questions, which were answered by Mr Lavery with honesty, humour and integrity.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff of St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy for their
support at yesterday’s event and the Bedlington Neighbourhood Policing Team for helping to ensure
that the school-based session ran smoothly.

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FAQ: Northumberland Children's University graduation

Ahead of our second Northumberland Children's University Graduation, Leading Link have released a Frequently Asked Questions of everything that you need to know about handing in Passports, getting your invitations & gowns and attending the graduation itself.

The graduation for the Northumberland Catholic Partnership is set to take place on the evening of Monday 23rd March 2015 in the Bamburgh Suite at St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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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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leadinglink The first lot of photos have been uploaded from last week's CU graduation - lots more to follow! http://t.co/O0xieW1utT
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leadinglink The Youth Ambassadors are taking part in a youth leadership workshop today with the fab Arts in Partnership from Newcastle College.
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leadinglink The @YAmbassadors are taking part in a leadership workshop today with the fab Arts in Partnership from @NCLCollege http://t.co/eHYXZ71EUB
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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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