140 Young Leaders at All Saints Church of England Academy, Ingleby Barwick are set to receive their KS3 Certificates today from the Youth Trust Director, Dan Finn with Revd Clay Rountree, Vicar of Ingleby Barwick.
As part of the Young Leaders Award, developed by the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust, the students ran a community fundraising evening in school on behalf of The Salvation Army, Mary Butterwick Dove Trust, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Mr Marklew, Young Leaders Award Coordinator, at All Saints said:
“We invited some local charity workers into school to speak about how they help others; The Salvation Army from Stockton Central, some local Guide Dog for the Blind puppy trainers, and the Mary Butterwick Dove Trust. The students hosted a fundraising evening for their community project and we raised £300 selling cakes, drinks and other snacks, sponsored events and games. Not only did the students enjoy learning about people of faith, but they were able to put what they learnt into action. Gandhi once taught that we should be the change that we want to see and our students did just that”.
Olly, Y8 Student said:
“The Archbishop’s Youth Award fundraising evening was a great experience. It taught us many skills such as planning, preparing and selling. It was also for a great cause as we were able to donate to three local charities. Overall, our fundraising produced a brilliant result for everyone involved and it was great fun!”
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