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What is the KS2 YLA?

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

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What is the KS2 YLA?

How will it fit in our school?

The Award has strong links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.

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How will it fit in our school?

How much does it cost?

The Award costs £12 per pupil + VAT. This includes access to all of the online teaching and learning materials, a Young Leaders Scrapbook, pencil, pin badge and certificate on completion for each pupil, a school completion certificate and training and support for participating teachers.

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What is the KS2 YLA?
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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 reach out to local community
May 17, 2022

KS2 from Woodchester Endowed CofE School pupils partnered with their local church to create a lavender bed in the church grounds as a place of reflection.

Young Leaders link to ‘Growing Faith’ Initiative
April 6, 2022

Three Church of England primary schools in the Birmingham area were the first schools within the Diocese of Birmingham to take part in the Young Leaders Award this year.

School Story: Young Leaders Connect with the past to Support those in need
December 16, 2021

The KS2 Young Leaders at Milton St John’s CE Primary in Manchester used their ingenuity to help out at home, school and in their local community whilst conforming to Covid-19 restrictions.

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