Having already completed the KS3 Award in 2013, this cohort of students have studied the senior leadership course, putting into practice key life and leadership skills in order to make a difference in their school and local community.
Over the past two years, the students have studied modules in: Creative thinking, Teamwork, Communications, Conflict Resolution and Public Speaking. The students developed a campaign focused on World Food Day, leafleting shoppers in the city-centre of Leeds. They produced cakes for local care homes and developed materials to support the Year 7 students’ transition into secondary school.
Young Leaders Award Student, Iyanu said:
“This is a very enjoyable course because you can work hard and somebody else also gets a lot out of it”.
“The course challenges us to ensure our leadership skills are working for the benefit of others.”
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said:
“I’m delighted to be awarding these students today who have worked very hard on their Young Leaders Award at Key Stage 4. I’m really pleased that they have come to discover that true leadership begins through serving others. Congratulations Abbey Grange Academy – and keep up the good work”.
For more information, visit: http://www.abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk