Sustainable Xmas

A group of pupils took part in a project called Sustainable Xmas, launched by Ahead Partnership, with the support of Leeds City Council and three of the major shopping retail developers in Leeds; Hammerson, Landsec and Town Centre Securities. 

Their task was to pitch an idea for how businesses in Leeds can help both them and their customers, be more sustainable during the Christmas period.

The finale of the project was held at Leeds Town Hall, where CMCS were named runners up of the competition; a fantastic achievement for all pupils involved.

You can read more about the project here and also watch the video below from the finale.

Leeds Learning Alliance – Launch Day

The Leeds Learning Alliance is a Trust formed by like-minded Leeds educational organisations based upon shared commitment to inclusion, close collaboration and high level ambition. Carr Manor Community School is a proud member of the Alliance.

The Leeds Learning Alliance Vision

Inclusive, Collaborative, Ambitious

The Alliance believes in respectful collaboration, restorative practice and inclusive education, using the resources of all the partners in the Alliance to promote the very best
outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our organisations, ensuring:

• aspirational learning
• high achievement
• empowering relationships
• equality of access

Launch Day

On Monday 25th November, the Leeds Learning Alliance held their launch day at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

The launch, which over 360 people attended, saw Cllr Judith Blake welcome the founding organisations (Leeds Trinity University, Leeds College of Building, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Bankside Primary School, Carr Manor Community School, Wetherby High School and Leeds City Council) to a day of guest lectures and speakers focusing on what it means to be an inclusive, collaborative and forward-thinking city.

The delegates also heard valuable contributions from Kevin Sinfield MBE; Jamie-Jones Buchanan, The Leeds Learning Alliance Ambassador; speakers from the University of Cambridge; Cllr Jonathan Pryor and even a performance from the Bankside Primary School choir.

Paul Brennan, Chair of the Leeds Learning Alliance commented "I am truly overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for this initiative. We have children in our schools working alongside world-class athletes, university students and lecturers. They are using the 21st century facilities at our colleges and across the city as a whole, above all they are achieving.” “Our children are being inspired by the best and they are learning about what it means to support each other.” "It really feels like it is 'team Leeds', pulling together to help our children reach their full potential!" 

We are looking forward to watching the Alliance grow and progress over the coming months and years, and we appreciate all the support we have received so far. If you’d like to find out further information about the Alliance, please visit their website www.leedslearningalliance.org/.