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What is the KS2 YLA?

The KS2 Award is a fully resourced leadership, character education and personal development programme, where pupils develop core skills and have practical opportunities to volunteer and help others in their community.  

Join Archie as he discovers that he can ‘be the change he wants to see’ in his community. Explore what it means to be a leader, investigate inspirational leaders and their impact, identify actions within the local, national and global communities. Take action.

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What is the KS2 YLA?

How will it fit in our school?

For our English schools, the Award has strong links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.  

For our Welsh schools, the Award has strong links to the four purposes, fostering cynefin and developing important life skills. It contributes to areas of learning and experience in the RVE and RSE curriculums.

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How will it fit in our school?

How much does it cost?

The Award is available to purchase in group box sizes of small 15 learners (£180+ VAT), 25 learners (£300+VAT), and 35 learners (£420 +VAT). These can be purchased in different combinations to meet your learner needs and includes a Young Leaders Scrapbook, pencil, and Archie pin badge for each learner. It also includes your license for the year to our online platform with all the teaching and learning materials and training and support for participating teachers. Individual certificates will also be sent out on completion.

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What is the KS2 YLA?
Click below to see THE KS2 award resource

Consider how pupils can ‘be the change they want to see’ in their communities.
Explore 6 topics:

Leadership Skills
How we use them to change the world.
Inspirational Leaders
People who changed the world for the better.
Local Community
Identifying needs in your area.
National Community
Researching charities bringing about change.
Global Community
Exploring issues of justice across the world.
Community Action
Running your own class project.

Follow the story of Archie as he learns to be a leader.

Interactive and engaging activities include animated videos, big discussion questions, a community walk and creative challenges to serve others.

KS2 YLA Resources
Personal challenges to help others in small ways
Personal Challenges
School challenges to practice leadership skills
School Challenges
Organise your own community action project
Community Challenges
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Ackworth School Coram House - KS2 Case Study

What did they do?

After watching footage of otters caught in plastic litter in their local river, Year 6 pupils organised a river clean up project. They spent the day clearing over 20 bin bags of litter from the river and surrounding areas together with parents and members of their local community who came to join in.

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Ackworth School Case StudyAckworth school action project

Teacher Quote:

"‘The children used brilliant planning and organisational skills to get the project sorted. They developed independence of thought and have made a real difference to their local community."

How is the YLA delivered?
Digital resource platform with all teacher planning and pupil activities
Individual scrapbooks, pencils, badges and certificates for pupils
Flexible delivery models - we recommend at least a term
Suitable for mixed age classes.

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Read our KS2 news

Young Leaders raise awareness for local asylum charities
November 21, 2023

Year 5 Young Leaders at Witton Church Walk Church of England Nursery and Primary School decided they wanted to raise awareness of asylum seekers and homeless people in their local area.

Young Leaders build a legacy for future generations
November 21, 2023

Courageous advocacy and enabling pupils to be active ‘agents of change’ is at the heart of St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary’s vision for their students.

Primary pupils take action on food poverty and food waste
December 13, 2022

Year 4 pupils at St Thomas' CofE Primary School spent a week learning about the North Kensington Community Kitchen for their Archbishops’ Young Leaders Award.