57 pupils from Carr Junior School York tomorrow will receive their Young Leaders Awards having completed the Key Stage 2 scheme.
The Young Leaders at Carr Junior School have undertaken a number of action projects in a bid to ‘Be the Change they Want to See’ including a Chocolate Fountain Day in school, a Tidy-Up in the surrounding area and making ‘Mini-Pots of Care’ for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.
Caroline Ryder, Headteacher at Carr Junior School, said
“The Y6 children have developed a wonderful range of leadership skills whilst working for this award, they have learnt to give to others and I am so pleased that the Parents and community have come together to support them.’’
The Young Leaders Award coordinator in school, Wendy Bradshaw said,
“I can’t sing the praises of the Young Leaders Awards highly enough. I’m really proud of our Young Leaders and the work they have done in our community.”
Julia Robertson, the Young Leaders’ Manager said:
“A number of action projects have already appeared in the local press and their reflection sheets show a real commitment to social action. It’s the first year that the school have taken on the Award and they’ve really made the change they want to see happen in their local area. I am looking forward to congratulating each of them individually on their achievement.”
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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