The Archbishop of York Youth Trust welcomed the Young Leaders from Manor CE Academy York to Bishopthorpe Palace today to receive their Key Stage 4 Young Leaders Award certificates and badges.
Young Leaders Award student Will said;
The Young Leaders Award is a life-changing course on which I have learned vital life skills which I would never have learned on an academic course
Thirty-two Year 11 students have been taking part in the course for the past two years and have been involved in a number of exciting and challenging leadership tasks which have seen them serve others and make a real difference in the community. The Young Leaders have undertaken modules in Creative thinking, Team work, Decision making, Conflict resolution and much more. They finished the Award in April with a fantastic Public Speaking event which saw the students present the work of a number of charities and promote their cause to the audience.
Lawrence Rab, Award Coordinator at Manor CE Academy said;
The Leadership programme has been a pleasure to teach and it’s amazing to see the way these young people have grown in their confidence and abilities through taking part in the Award. They have all achieved things they never dreamed of doing two years ago and I wish these students all the best as they put into practice the leadership skills they’ve acquired as they move on to the next stage of their lives.
Dan Finn, Director of the Youth Trust presented the students with their Awards today and commented;
It’s amazing to see and hear about all the things these young people have done to serve others and make a real difference in their local community through the Award. I hope they take the message of ‘serving others’ into everything that they do and that this course will continue to inspire and help them for many years to come.
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.
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