29 students from All Saints RC School, York will be presented with the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award at Key Stage 3 this evening. In addition, 21 students from Years 10 and 11, will be recognised for attaining the first year credits of the Senior Award.
George Wallace, a Year 9 student, is to talk to those attending about the challenging projects undertaken by the Year 9s, 10s and 11s over the past year. This has included the construction of a community garden with Seddons, as well as working with the local Foodbank and The Salvation Army.
Dan Finn, the Young Leaders’ Coordinator said:
“The course has taught many students new life skills - be it through mentoring younger pupils in school, raising money for charities, or volunteering and developing a community garden with Seddons. It’s the first year that the school have taken on the Award and they’ve really made the change they want to see happen in their local area. I am looking forward to congratulating each of them individually on their achievement”.
Year 10 student, Kieran Hamilton said:
“By taking part in the Young Leaders Award, it has taught me that if I want to be successful in what I want to do I need to be able to plan and manage time and people to get the job done”.
Assistant Head teacher Mark Wheatley said:
“It has been a privilege to see the students come together and push through with the common goal they needed to reach the end of the task. It’s such an exciting time for Year 11s as they decide what future steps to take. They have learned lots of leadership skills and have actively sought ways to serve others first. I am confident they will be able to transfer these skills and take them forward with them”.
About The Young Leaders Award
The Young Leaders Award is a school-based programme which aims to equip young people with skills to be a force for good in their local communities and encourages active citizenship from a young age. The Awards are available at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and Post 16.