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LS Live is a project run by Radiowaves and funded by Find Your Talent, giving young people the chance to report on events in their city. Radiowaves is the leading safe website for children and young people to broadcast their videos, podcasts and blogs, connect with others and improve digital literacy skills.  

Next week Radiowaves will be taking a group of LSLive reporters to Leeds’ Ice Cube –  the hugely popular ice skating rink in Millennium Square that is the largest open air rink the UK. Radiowaves will be training reporters in the run up to the Leeds Young People’s Film Festival and Breeze events later this year.

 LS Live reporters take part in broadcast training workshops and are given their own page on the LS Live Radiowaves station. Reporters are supplied with regular newsletters (keeping them informed of cultural events around Leeds) and can film events on video, interview the public and take photographs. They are also taught how to edit and upload their own content after recording.

In November last year Radiowaves worked alongside a group of young people to create video footage of Leeds’ Lightnight event. The project is a key strand to the Leeds pathfinder, encouraging young people to comment on their cultural experiences and become active audience members and participators.

For further information please contact Alison Booth, Project Manager, alison.booth@radiowaves.co.uk

Scrap Creative Reuse in partnership with Education Leeds have worked with year 5 & 6 pupils from Shire Oak, Burley St Mathias and Weetwood Primary (Inner North West) to create this eye-catching collection of giant scrap butterflies. Made from recycled materials the artworks became part of the sustainable schools standard in the city and were displayed at Elland Road’s Healthy Schools Conference.

Scrap Creative Reuse have worked a range of projects, providing workshops and training to families, teens and children for the past three years.Scrap Creative Reuse offer a range of training and projects and currently work in partnership with LCC family learning to deliver accredited creative arts workshops for families across Leeds. The workshops are based around basic literacy and numeracy using recycled arts resources to create props and books for children and include toy making, 3D Puppetmaking, and bookmaking.

The project is part of the Be Healthy! Be Creative 2010 Challenge. This free programme for schools asks children and young people to “Just do one thing well” with dozens of creative challenges to choose from on the day as well as exciting new challenges around health, wellbeing and sustainability.

What was FYT?

Find Your Talent was a national programme to explore new ways of opening up cultural and creative opportunities to young people. Leeds was one of the ten FYT Pathfinders in England.

The programme was led by Leeds City Council and Education Leeds, working closely together and with the city's cultural and community sectors to find ways for more young people to participate in the cultural life of the city.

FYT was funded to operate between 2008-2011 but its legacy in Leeds continues through activities under the Breeze banner, as well as other initiatives.