Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) wins main award of the evening at The Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2014 – best overall contribution to child friendly Leeds.
Councilor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said: “The awards received hundreds of nominations, which goes to show how much fantastic work is going on in Leeds to make it a great place to grow up. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, they are shining examples of what it really means to be child friendly: great places for children to play and learn and listen to their voices so we change what we do, to make our city better.
“Becoming a child friendly city is something that everybody can get involved in. So many people across the city have got right behind our ambition and these awards are a great opportunity for us to recognized and celebrate their great work and achievements.” For DAZL it makes it even more special as these awards were selected by young people which is the real reason we are here. All the DAZL team are totally over the moon with this award and are so thrilled to receive such a fantastic award.
DAZL is committed to contributing to Child friendly Leeds and making children and young people the Centre of all there work – DAZL will also be working with the Voices and Influences team, having young people blog about events/ review classes and be a voice to shape the organisations activities.
We would like to thank everyone at The City Varieties, British Gas, Trinity Leeds and the Leeds Arena for supporting the event as well as all the young people and everyone who played a part in making this happen. And finally a massive well done to the DAZL Boys Cheerdance team for closing the show – Such a inspirational ALL MALE group, challenging stereotypes,perceptions and enabling other boys to feel inspired and passionate about DANCE ……