The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today announced the extension of ‘The Young Leaders Award’ for primary school children with a new character called ‘Archie Bishop’ who features as part of the resources.The Young Leaders Award has been running at Key Stage 3 and 4 since 2011 and there are currently 49 schools with just under 7000 students completing the Awards. Following the success of this Award, four York primary schools will be running the Key Stage 2 Award in the spring and summer terms this year.
Jonathan Green, Headteacher at the Archbishop of York Junior School whose 8-11 year olds will complete the Award in 2013 said:
“I am expecting our pupils will be involved in lots of challenging projects from charity work, litter-picks and hospitality events. These experiences are important in helping our pupils learn more about the world around them and what they can do to make it a better place”.
Director of the Youth Trust said:
“Archie Bishop is a brilliant central character with a story similar to many of the young people that the Youth Trust seeks to support. The Young Leaders Award for Key Stage 2 pupils includes a DVD assembly of Archie B’s story and rap, six lesson packs, an interactive theme song, Youth Trust scrap books, pens, badges and certificates. We’ve worked incredibly hard on these resources and are excited about the response we have received for this Award going into primary schools”.
The Archbishop of York said:
“The more young people taking part in the Young Leaders Award and being the change they want to see, the bigger the positive impact we’ll see across communities in the north of England! The Award encourages the service of others, be it within school, within local communities and it is all about making a difference in people’s lives. Young people are doing amazing things in their communities and I want to encourage them – keep up the good work!”