Pride in our city

Pride in our city

Posted: Mon 20 Jan 2020   |   Assemblies

Aspart of our Leeds themed assemblies we talked about famous people who come from Leeds this morning. Lots of us had heard of Mel B, Nicola Adams, Gaby Logan, Adam Smith and the Brownlee brothers but I then took the children back in history three hundred years and shared with them the names and stories of three very influential Leeds citizens. Thomas Chippendale 1718 - 1779 who was a world famous furniture maker, Joseph Asdpin 1778 - 1855 a brick layer, who patented Portland Cement, and John Smeaton 1724 - 1992 known as "the father" of civil engineering. We talked about legacy and heritage and how proud we should be of the people of Leeds who have made a difference to our lives.

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