Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award Selected at Barnsley’s Holy Trinity School Archbishop of York Youth Trust. Holy Trinity is the only Catholic and Church of England school serving three-to-sixteen year olds in the country. The Archbishop also signed the message of his Youth Trust ‘Be the Change You Want to See’ outside the chapel door entrance. He was joined by student representatives who have chosen to complete the Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award. The Archbishop said:
“My Youth Trust is all about young people being the change they want to see. By writing this message outside the chapel, it serves as a visual reminder to make positive changes and for these young people to become leaders of change in their local communities. Holy Trinity is already setting new boundaries as the first Catholic and Church of England for three-to-sixteen year olds and I’m excited to catch up with them here today”.
Headteacher of Holy Trinity Simon Barber said:
“The amalgamation of St Michael’s High School with St Dominic’s and Holy Cross Primary Schools means we are able to offer fantastic education with a strong Christian ethos. It is my hope that through the Young Leaders Award our students will grow in faith and leadership through their desire to serve others in our community. I’m thrilled to hear that there will be a KS2 version of the Award released next year and am excited about the possibilities of these awards running through the heart of our school and underpinning the key Christian principles of love, hope and action”.
Holy Trinity has been built as part of the Barnsley Local Authority Building Schools for the Future programme. It is a purpose built, state of the art 3-16 school, the only one of its kind in the country. The facilities include fabulous sport and games areas both indoor and outdoor, amazing halls with professional standard sound and light equipment, Information Technology infrastructure built in throughout the building giving outstanding access to the latest digital and multi-media advances.
At its heart and above the front entrance is a beautiful chapel with a window in the shape of a cross giving light to the interior which creates a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere Media are invited to attend Holy Trinity at 12.00 to take a photograph of the Archbishop signing the message of his Youth Trust outside the Chapel with students completing the Award.
The Young Leaders Award combines classroom learning, with practical projects focused on community action. It is an exciting course for secondary school students developed by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. Available for schools and churches this resource will equip young people to be a force for good in their local community.