This year marked the 5th Child Friendly Leeds Awards at Leeds City Varieties in February 2018. The prestigious awards ceremony was organised by a group of ten young people who made up ‘Team Ten & Co’.
The young people, some as young as twelve, planned every aspect of the ceremony, from the design of the trophies and decorations, to selecting the young performers from Leeds who entertained guests on the night. Team Ten & Co have been supported by the City Varieties Learning Team, who have run weekly sessions to support them.
This year, the awards were sponsored by by aql, Trinity Leeds, White Rose Shopping Centre, Hammerson/Victoria Gate and supported by Harvey Nichols, Marks & Spencer and First Direct Arena. The ceremony was watched by an audience of 400 people including city leaders and VIP guests.