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It’s Been A While
Saturday, Mar 07

Hey! How you doing? I’ve been gone for a little while because I’ve been extremely busy and I’m writing this blog post to share with you what I have been doing.

Let’s kick this blog post off with RowLeeds Indoor Champs. Having started the rowing club at Roundhay School in November. We took four Roundhay students to the December RowLeeds Indoor Championship. The event was electric with students from across the city of Leeds battling it out to show who was the best on the race floor. The Roundhay team’s results were as follows: Lucas came 1st in the Year 11 race, taking home Roundhay’s first-ever gold medal; Bernard S came 3rd in the Year 10 race, also taking home a medal, as well as Roundhay’s first bronze medal; Ben T came 5th in the year 9 race, as many of the rower’s at Roundhay School’s rowing club, this is Ben’s first race after learning to row in just over a month! Well done; Finally, Max came 12th in the year 7 race, after learning to row in under 3 weeks. On behalf of the Roundhay PE Department, we are extremely proud of the team and I can’t wait to do it all again with the team on March 18th.

Here are a few photos of the RowLeeds Indoor Champs

In January 2020, after months of planning, I put on a show to raise funds for the Remembering Nell Foundation and Liv’s Trust. Both these charities were named in memorial for two victims of the tragic Manchester Attack in 2017. The show was collectively known as Love Always Wins. We took something so tragic and made it into a celebration of love, hope and unity. I would like to thank Daniel Edinborough, Georgia Caslin, Ellie Dunning, Adam Mohammed, Kacey Birkett and Jake Charlesworth for performing; Anne Risley, Tony Macaluso and Jamie Carnie for Front of House; and finally Elliott Moon for sound, Arran and Tony Dawson for lighting and Andrew Seller for cameras. Also a massive thank you to everyone in the audience who help collectively raise just under £150 for charity! Watch the action below!

February 2020, I was nominated for Young Person of the Year in the Child Friendly Leeds Awards. This was for my charity gig in July for the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust, which was also named in memorial of a Manchester Attack victim. I didn’t win, but the night was filled with inspiring organisations from the city and was thoroughly entertaining. Well done to all the nominees and the winners!

I have recently been elected Member of Youth Parliament for Leeds, after 4 weeks of campaigning for the services for young people’s mental health to be improved. Every 90 minutes a life is lost to suicide, touching the lives of people in every corner of society. We needed to do something about it and that’s why I stood for MYP. As well as me, Lois Priestley and Gurman Kaur Dev were also elected to stand as MYP for Leeds. I am always keen to hear from people about issues that they feel need to change so please feel free to send me an email here: [email protected].

Thank you for taking the time to read this post! I plan to document my time as an MYP so please do pop back to see what we’ve been up to!

Signing out!
Lanre Adeleye MYP