Children from Tang Hall Primary School have recently completed the Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award (YLA), developing their leadership skills and character virtues. The YLA is a leadership and character education programme that empowers pupils to transform their communities through social action.
Each group taking part in the YLA is challenged to support and build relationships with their local community through a community action project. For their project, the Young Leaders of Tang Hall Primary decided to donate food and toiletries to their local Foodbank. Through donating, the Young Leaders gained an understanding of the important work the Foodbank do, developed their organisational skills and showed community spirit.
‘My children gained confidence and understanding of their importance in the local community, particularly in understanding that even the smallest of actions can add a valued contribution.’
Laura Hampshire, Tang Hall Primary Teacher
‘The aim is to make someone smile! We are all important members of our community in Tang Hall, in our classroom, in our school and in our community!’
Young Leader, Tang Hall Primary
'The Tang Hall Primary Young Leaders have done a fantastic job of ‘being the change they want to see’ in their local community, by supporting those most in need. Through their community action projects, the Young Leaders have developed their tolerance and respect for others, whilst raising the profile of their school in the local area.'
Rozy Brian, Strategic Lead for the YLA in Primary Schools said:
“These Young Leaders have shown excellent leadership skills and care for their local community. They have been able to put their learning through the YLA into action in real and meaningful ways that have made a positive impact to their local area.”