On Friday, 7 children from Years 4, 5, and 6 attended the Alwoodley Youth Summit hosted by Allerton High School.
Almost 70 children from local primary and secondary schools attended the summit where they learned about democracy and had the opportunity to ask Councillor Cohen lots of questions.
The children also played the shopping game deciding in order of preference which activities that they would like to take place in the area with their budget of £20,000 (this is the figure that Leeds City Council have available to spend on children’s events and activities in the Alwoodley area).
Lastly in groups they prepared and gave a presentation on an event or activity that they would like to spend the money on.
Following the summit the organisers will be discussing all the children’s ideas and will look at their preferences before deciding on how they will spend the money.