Year 6 pupils at St Botolph’s C of E Primary School, Peterborough, hosted a wonderful awards celebration at their school last week to complete their Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award.
The pupils had created a series of displays showcasing every aspect of their Award with examples of the activities and challenges they had completed, to share with their parents and invited guests. The displays included lots of opportunities for the guests to join in with answering ‘Big Questions’, creating their own ‘Top Trumps Leader’ cards and having a go at some practical challenges. The pupils shared what they had done and learnt with great confidence and enthusiasm.
Particularly impressive, was their community model, which spanned two tables, and showed the hubs of community in their local area.
The pupils had completed a range of personal, school and community challenges including organising a book stall to raise money for two local charities, sharing the work of the Foodbank with their whole school and collecting tins of food, organising the school Christmas Bazaar and writing letters to the local council and Woodland Trust about issues in their community.
Bishop Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely, presented the pupils with their Award certificates.
Headteacher, Ms Crockett, explained that the Young Leaders Award has
“taught them that even though they are still primary age, they can have influence and be an agent of change. They have learnt that the impact of working together is so much more powerful than results of working alone. The Award has shown the importance of our three core values of courage, compassion and community. The children have used them all.”
One pupil summed it up perfectly, saying
“the message I have learnt is that no matter who you are, everyone can become a leader. I loved how we were able to share ideas and actually see them come to life and help other people.”
As a Youth Trust team, we were so impressed by the effort these pupils had put into their Award and their celebration event. A huge well done!