Thursday 8th September 2011 The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today announced the introduction of ‘The Young Leaders Award’ aimed at 14-16 year old school children. 23 students from Manor CE School have opted to complete this Award in Leadership over the next two years, which is to supplement their GSCE qualifications. Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York said:
“Today is the start of something very exciting for the students from Manor. The Young Leaders Award will equip this group with confidence and leadership skills to bring about the good they want to see in their communities. I pray that these students will make an amazing difference to the City of York!”
The Young Leaders Award combines classroom learning based on 10 modules, with practical projects focused on community action. Over the next two years the students from Manor CE School will learn more about leadership including developing vision, working effectively with others, decision-making and public speaking.
The course will challenge students to focus their leadership skills on serving others. Dan Finn, Young Leaders Coordinator for the Youth Trust said:
“The Young Leaders Award is an exciting course available for all schools. It’s great to be piloting this with Manor, and to be partnered with them in delivering this course. These 23 students, and the 300 plus students taking the course at Key Stage 3 for Years 7 and 8, will have the opportunity to bring about real change in their community. That’s our aim. We’re building good community links and developing creative opportunities for these young people to be the change they want to see.”