Leeds Children's Mayor Candidate: Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School
Name: Matthew Simms
School: Horsforth Newlaithes Primary
Slogan: I dream of the day when all children can laugh and play!
If I was children’s mayor of Leeds, I would have events called “Krazy Kidz” held in large public areas. These events are designed to stop people from sitting inside all day and encourages them to play, go out places and socialise.
There are a lot of families that don’t have spare money after spending it on food, water, electricity, taxes and other necessities, so I think making Krazy Kidz events free would be a good idea for families who can’t afford to go to events like that. But how can we afford to run them if they’re free? In answer to this question, we could use donations, city funding, local businesses and sponsorships.
Children who come to Krazy Kidz events will learn about general life skills like cooking, animal care and exercise. I believe that these are skills that every child needs to know because one day they’ll need to leave their family home and will need these skills in every day life.
The cooking classes will teach children how to make easy, healthy meals that they can cook and eat whenever they want. The animal care stalls will teach children how to properly care for dogs, cats, fish and other pets.
Across the events there could be stalls that do art, sports competitions and other fun activities. The art stalls could give children a chance to let their imaginations go wild. They can make models, drawings, collages and anything else that’s artistic and imaginative.
The sporting events can be popular sports like football, cricket and basketball so that more children can have fun and get active. Prizes for the events can be things like footballs, rackets and bats so that they can carry on playing the sports they love!
The areas I was thinking of holding the events at, are places like Hall Park and Kirkstall Abbey which are public, child friendly and has minimal litter and dog mess. I believe that these are the most important qualities when it comes to a place where children are looked after.
Thank you for reading or listening and I strongly believe that these Krazy Kidz events, will change the City of Leeds for the better. Thank you!
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