During the afternoon visit, the Archbishop will take part in the question and answer sessions with the pupils and will speak to parents and children in an after-school session about aspirations. He will also visit Yearsley Grove’s African drumming club.
Headteacher, Eve Morris said:
“As a school we are working hard to raise the aspirations of our children. We want them to believe that with hard work and perseverance they can achieve great things. I once heard a quote from someone saying 'Children can only aspire to what they know' and this really hit a chord with me. At Yearsley we try to have open doors to allow children a wide breadth of experiences so they can use them as a base for their own aspirations. We invited the Archbishop to come and speak to the children as we know he is such an advocate of young people and inspires them to see that they can have dreams that they can follow.”
Kate Denney, Primary Schools Coordinator of the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Awards said:
“We are delighted that Yearsley Grove will be taking on the Young Leaders Awards later this year so it’s great that they are having a taster of how the resources can be used. In the New Testament, 1 Timothy 4 talks about how you shouldn’t let people look down on you because you are young. Yearsley Grove’s pupils may be young but they can make a difference and they can change the world for the better.”