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Swinton’s Carols by Candlelight a Huge Success
Swinton’s Carols by Candlelight a Huge Success
December 6, 2019
On 4 December, Swinton Estate hosted their annual Carols by Candlelight event, raising over £5k for the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, with over 150 people in attendance.
Richard Shephard writes new Carol for Swinton Park’s Festive Evening
Richard Shephard writes new Carol for Swinton Park’s Festive Evening
November 25, 2019
Richard Shephard MBE has written a new Christmas Carol to be premiered by the Yorkshire Decibelles at Carols by Candlelight, in aid of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
Young Leaders Present at Sheffield Conference
Young Leaders Present at Sheffield Conference
November 22, 2019
The Youth Trust hosted a Key Stage 1 and 2 Young Leaders Award Conference in Sheffield on 14 November, with children who have completed in the YLA from Aston All Saints Primary School.
Young Leaders Remember Heroes on Remembrance Day
Young Leaders Remember Heroes on Remembrance Day
November 8, 2019
A group of Young Leaders chose to run social action projects around the time of Remembrance Day as part of their Young Leaders Award.
Rochdale Pupils Present at Manchester Young Leaders Conference
Rochdale Pupils Present at Manchester Young Leaders Conference
October 21, 2019
The Youth Trust hosted a Key Stage 1 and 2 Conference in Rochdale on Thursday 17 October, with a presentation from children who have completed in the Award.
Swinton’s Carols by Candlelight Supports the Youth Trust
Swinton’s Carols by Candlelight Supports the Youth Trust
October 18, 2019
Swinton Park’s annual Carols by Candlelight will beheld on the 4th December in aid of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, with support from TL Dallas.
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School Story – Trinity St Peters CE Primary School
School Story – Trinity St Peters CE Primary School
September 19, 2019
Year 1 pupils from Trinity St Peter’s CE Academy in Liverpool have recently completed the Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA).
School Story – Poppleton Road Primary
School Story – Poppleton Road Primary
September 19, 2019
57 year 2 pupils from Poppleton Road Primary School have recently completed the Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA), developing their kindness, perseverance and teamwork.
Small Steps, Big Changes for Key Stage 1 Pupils
Small Steps, Big Changes for Key Stage 1 Pupils
September 19, 2019
Guests, headteachers and pupils gathered at Bishopthorpe Palace today as The Archbishop of York Youth Trust officially launched its new Key Stage 1 Young Leaders Award (YLA).
Young Leaders Remember Heroes on Remembrance Day
Young Leaders Remember Heroes on Remembrance Day
November 8, 2019
A group of Young Leaders chose to run social action projects around the time of Remembrance Day as part of their Young Leaders Award.
School Story – St Thomas’ Primary School, Heaton Chapel
School Story – St Thomas’ Primary School, Heaton Chapel
September 20, 2019
75 pupils from St Thomas’ Primary School in Heaton Chapel have recently completed the KS2 Young Leaders Award (YLA).
School Story – Tang Hall Primary
School Story – Tang Hall Primary
September 23, 2019
Children from Tang Hall Primary School have recently completed the Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award (YLA), developing their leadership skills and character virtues.
School Story – Raynville Primary School, Leeds
School Story – Raynville Primary School, Leeds
August 6, 2019
20 pupils from Raynville Primary School in Leeds have recently completed the Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award (YLA). Through the YLA, Young Leaders learn key leadership skills, grow in character.
School Story - Carcroft Primary School, Doncaster
School Story - Carcroft Primary School, Doncaster
August 13, 2019
Pupils from Carcroft Primary School in Doncaster have recently completed the Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award (YLA).
Youth Empowerment - Petitioning for Change
Youth Empowerment - Petitioning for Change
August 13, 2019
More and more young people are becoming empowered to make a stand for what they believe in. Here are four inspiring stories of Young Leaders that have completed the Young Leaders Award.
School Story - Harmonize Academy
School Story - Harmonize Academy
September 24, 2019
25 students from Harmonize Academy in Liverpool have taken part in the Key Stage 3 Young Leaders Award (YLA) this year.
School Story – Trinity School, Carlisle
School Story – Trinity School, Carlisle
September 6, 2019
270 pupils from Trinity School in Carlisle have recently completed the Key Stage 3 Young Leaders Award (YLA), having accomplished a total of 2,500 hours of volunteering through community projects.
Dearne Advanced Learning Centre Celebrates Young Leaders
Dearne Advanced Learning Centre Celebrates Young Leaders
April 11, 2019
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu congratulated and awarded 30 Year 7 students with their Young Leaders Awards today.
Y8 Trinity School Carlisle Community challenge- Give a Day to the City
Y8 Trinity School Carlisle Community challenge- Give a Day to the City
April 11, 2019
Yesterday, Y8 students from Trinity Carlisle School in Cumbria took to the streets in their community as part of the Give a Day to the City initiative.
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Taizé 2019 – Day 8: Experiences
Taizé 2019 – Day 8: Experiences
September 16, 2019
Authors: Evie and Rosie from York College
Taizé 2019 – Day 7: Experiences
Taizé 2019 – Day 7: Experiences
September 16, 2019
Author: Wisdom Marufu & Molly Barnett from Abbey Grange Academy, York.
Taizé 2019 – Day 6: Challenges
Taizé 2019 – Day 6: Challenges
September 16, 2019
Author: Hannah from Bishop Young Academy, Seacroft.
Taizé 2019 – Day 5: Inspirations
Taizé 2019 – Day 5: Inspirations
September 16, 2019
Authors: Becky (17) and Molly (18) from Archbishop Holgate’s School.
Taizé 2019 – Day 2: Expectations
Taizé 2019 – Day 2: Expectations
September 16, 2019
Author: Dan Finn, Youth Trust CEO
Dr. John Sentamu and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are to jointly launch the Archbishop of York Youth Trust
Dr. John Sentamu and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are to jointly launch the Archbishop of York Youth Trust
July 28, 2009
The Youth Trust will be launched with an awards ceremony recognising the contribution of young people who have been involved in transforming their communities in the North of England.
Being a praying partner
Being a praying partner
October 15, 2010
We're currently seeking praying partners for the Trust.
Discipleship Scheme In Development
Discipleship Scheme In Development
October 12, 2010
Ground-breaking discipleship scheme for schools in development.
Youth Trust Ambassador Scheme
Youth Trust Ambassador Scheme
December 10, 2010
New Ambassador Scheme
Young Leaders Award Update
Young Leaders Award Update
December 19, 2011
Our Young Leaders Award is going from strength to strength.
New Young Leaders Award Coordinator
New Young Leaders Award Coordinator
June 5, 2011
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is delighted to announce that Dan Finn has been appointed as the new Coordinator of the Young Leaders Award.
The Christian Youth Work Awards
The Christian Youth Work Awards
September 21, 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, presented the first-ever Christian Youth Work Awards at a Presentation Dinner at Bishopthorpe Palace.
Welcome to Lara Fawcett
Welcome to Lara Fawcett
March 16, 2011
We're delighted to welcome Lara Fawcett to the board of Trustees of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
Exciting Times Ahead
Exciting Times Ahead
February 1, 2011
We're at the beginning of February and there are exciting times ahead for The Trust!
Archbishop launches ‘The Young Leaders Award’ for schools
Archbishop launches ‘The Young Leaders Award’ for schools
August 9, 2011
Thursday 8th September 2011 The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today announced the introduction of ‘The Young Leaders Award’ aimed at 14-16 year old school children.
Welcome Julia
Welcome Julia
November 5, 2012
We're very pleased to welcome Julia Mole onto our team as our Young Leaders Award Representative.
Amazing Times at Holy Trinity Barnsley
Amazing Times at Holy Trinity Barnsley
September 25, 2012
Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award Selected at Barnsley’s Holy Trinity School Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
One Year of the YLA
One Year of the YLA
July 20, 2012
Young Leaders Meet Bear Grylls
Young Leaders Meet Bear Grylls
May 28, 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has taken five students completing the Young Leaders Award at Manor CE Academy to meet Bear Grylls
Archbishop Speaks out About RE in Schools
Archbishop Speaks out About RE in Schools
April 25, 2012
The Archbishop of York today addressed 50 Headteachers from schools and academies across the North of England.
Youth Trust Welcome Administrator Mandy
Youth Trust Welcome Administrator Mandy
March 28, 2012
This morning we're delighted to welcome Mandy Potter to The Youth Trust as our new administrator.
Archbishop’s Positive Graffiti for Manor CE Academy
Archbishop’s Positive Graffiti for Manor CE Academy
March 19, 2012
The Archbishop of York today opened the ‘Archbishop’s Suite’ in the HIVE at Manor CE Academy.
Young Leaders Meet Cocoa Farmers and Head of Fairtrade,UK
Young Leaders Meet Cocoa Farmers and Head of Fairtrade,UK
January 24, 2012
Nestlé and Fairtrade Foundation invite farmers to York to celebrate two years of Fairtrade certified Four-Finger KITKAT.
150 Schools Choose the YLA
150 Schools Choose the YLA
December 6, 2013
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today announced that 150 schools have signed up for its Young Leaders Awards.
Grant Announcement - Aurora Youth & Children’s Training
Grant Announcement - Aurora Youth & Children’s Training
November 14, 2013
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has awarded a grant for the development of the Aurora Youth and Children’s training website
Grant Announcement - Fusion Student Movement
Grant Announcement - Fusion Student Movement
September 13, 2013
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has awarded a £5000 grant this month to Fusion “Love Your Uni Roadtrip” Camper Van.
Grant Announcement - Christ Church, Norris Green
Grant Announcement - Christ Church, Norris Green
August 19, 2013
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has awarded a £3000 grant this month to a play scheme run at a local primary school by Christ Church, Norris Green.
New Director Appointed
New Director Appointed
July 18, 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and Trustees are pleased to announce that Dan Finn will be the new Director of the Youth Trust.
Archbishop Praises Young Leader, Luke
Archbishop Praises Young Leader, Luke
July 15, 2013
Today, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to present 271 Young Leaders Awards to Year 7 students at Ripley St Thomas Lancaster, a Church of England Academy.
School Story - Archbishop Holgate's
School Story - Archbishop Holgate's
July 10, 2013
320 Year 8 & 9 students from Archbishop Holgate’s School, will be recognised for their remarkable volunteering projects at a Young Leaders’ Award Ceremony.
Award Success at Bishops Blue Coat School
Award Success at Bishops Blue Coat School
July 9, 2013
Year 7 and 8 students from Bishops Blue Coat CE High School in Chester complete the KS3 Young Leaders Award.
School Story -  Archbishop of York Church of England Junior School
School Story - Archbishop of York Church of England Junior School
July 1, 2013
Fifty-Four Pupils from Archbishop of York Church of England Junior School, Bishopthorpe complete a DIY challenge as part of their Young Leaders Awards at Key Stage 2
Clifton Green Primary Share Views With MP
Clifton Green Primary Share Views With MP
July 1, 2013
Ten-year-old Megan Long from Clifton Green Primary School invited York MP Hugh Bayley to talk to them about developing leadership qualities as part of their Young Leaders Project.
School Story - All Saints RC School, York
School Story - All Saints RC School, York
June 25, 2013
29 students from All Saints RC School, York will be presented with the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award at Key Stage 3 this evening.
100 Schools & 10,000 Young Leaders
100 Schools & 10,000 Young Leaders
June 4, 2013
There are now 10,000 young people doing the Young Leaders Award!
All Saints RC Young Leaders Develop Community Garden
All Saints RC Young Leaders Develop Community Garden
May 22, 2013
Students at All Saints RC School in York create a new school garden as a part of the Young Leaders Award
School Story - All Saints School
School Story - All Saints School
May 17, 2013
Young Leaders at All Saints School appear in local media
School Story - Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
School Story - Enterprise South Liverpool Academy
May 5, 2013
Young Leaders at Enterprise South shine as they complete the Young Leaders Award
Chris Evans Loves His Youth Trust Hoodie
Chris Evans Loves His Youth Trust Hoodie
May 4, 2013
Here's Chris Evans proudly displaying his Youth Trust Hoodie on The One Show
Archbishop Presents Icon to Barnsley’s Holy Trinity Academy
Archbishop Presents Icon to Barnsley’s Holy Trinity Academy
April 26, 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, this week presented an icon of the Holy Trinity to Barnsley’s Holy Trinity Academy headteacher Simon Barber and teacher Lissa Oldcom.
KS3 Leaders Complete Final Challenge
KS3 Leaders Complete Final Challenge
April 22, 2013
Students from Manor CE Academy complete their final challenge of the Young Leaders Award
School Story - Holy Trinity Barnsley
School Story - Holy Trinity Barnsley
April 15, 2013
The first-ever Academy to run the Young Leaders Award at all key stages
Charity Story - Morecambe Bay
Charity Story - Morecambe Bay
February 25, 2013
We recently received a letter, sent to one of our schools, from a charity who had benefited from a young person completing our KS3 Award.
Grant Announcement - Gold digger Trust
Grant Announcement - Gold digger Trust
February 7, 2013
Gold digger Trust receives a grant from the Youth Trust
Archie's Famous Friends
Archie's Famous Friends
February 2, 2013
At a recent dinner in aid of the Youth Trust, Archie Bishop met the fabulous comedian Tim Vine.
School Story - Holy Trinity Barnsley
School Story - Holy Trinity Barnsley
February 1, 2013
Some of our Young Leaders from Holy Trinity in Barnsley have been at it again.
YLA Extends to KS2
YLA Extends to KS2
January 7, 2013
Bishop of Jarrow Congratulates Kingsmeadow Young Leaders
Bishop of Jarrow Congratulates Kingsmeadow Young Leaders
December 16, 2014
60 Young Leaders at Kingsmeadow Community School, Gateshead will receive their Awards and Certificates from their local Bishop of Jarrow, Mark Bryant at their school.
Hartlepool's Eskdale Academy Believe and Achieves!
Hartlepool's Eskdale Academy Believe and Achieves!
December 3, 2014
Archbishop opens new Eskdale Academy, Hartlepool
Youth Trust & ACTS 435 to provide school activities for Christmas
Youth Trust & ACTS 435 to provide school activities for Christmas
November 25, 2014
In conjunction with The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust, the Archbishop's online giving charity Acts 435 is encouraging primary schools to look afresh at the Christmas message.
Step up to Serve 1st Anniversary Celebrations
Step up to Serve 1st Anniversary Celebrations
November 24, 2014
We’re looking forward to joining Step up to Serve’s 1st Anniversary celebrations today and meeting a number of other organisation who are enabling ‘youth social action’ across the UK.
Holy Trinity Young Leaders Help-Out in Romania
Holy Trinity Young Leaders Help-Out in Romania
October 16, 2014
Thirteen Young Leaders from Holy Trinity School, Barnsley last week volunteered to work with a Christian charity in Romania as part of completing their Archbishop of York's Young Leaders Award.
200 schools running the Young Leaders Awards
200 schools running the Young Leaders Awards
October 10, 2014
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has hit the 200 Schools mark. With 200 schools around the North of England delivering the Young Leaders Awards at various Key Stages we couldn't be prouder.
60 Church School Leaders Learn About Archbishop’s Young Leaders Awards
60 Church School Leaders Learn About Archbishop’s Young Leaders Awards
October 9, 2014
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today hosted this term’s conference day for Headteachers at Bishopthorpe Palace with over 60 Church School Leaders
Pop Up Cathedral Blessing
Pop Up Cathedral Blessing
October 3, 2014
Pop Up Cathedral is the brainchild of Wakefield Cathedral. On Monday it makes it's way to Bishopthorpe to be blessed by the Archbishop
Bradford’s Immanuel College Celebrates Young Leaders Awards with Bishop Nick
Bradford’s Immanuel College Celebrates Young Leaders Awards with Bishop Nick
September 25, 2014
240 Young Leaders from Immanuel College, Bradford received their Young Leaders Awards in a special ceremony at Bradford Cathedral this week having completed the Key Stage 3 Young Leaders Award.
Lancaster’s Legendary Leaders at Ripley St Thomas
Lancaster’s Legendary Leaders at Ripley St Thomas
July 18, 2014
270 Young Leaders from Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster completed the Archbishop of York Youth Trust’s KS3 Young Leaders Award this week.
Archbishop Holgate’s Celebrates 195 Young Leaders
Archbishop Holgate’s Celebrates 195 Young Leaders
July 15, 2014
The community leadership and charity work of 195 Archbishop Holgate’s School students were recognised at the second Archbishop of York Young Leaders’ Award Ceremony.
Abingdon Primary Young Leaders on the Big Screen
Abingdon Primary Young Leaders on the Big Screen
July 14, 2014
Young Leaders from Abingdon Primary attended the screening of their "Keep Middlesbrough Tidy" video campaign on the Middlesbrough Big Screen this morning in the company of the Mayor.
Archbishop of York Junior School Community Projects
Archbishop of York Junior School Community Projects
July 9, 2014
The Archbishop of York Church of England Junior School visited Bishopthorpe Palace this week to deliver a home-made bird box as part of their Young Leaders Award community action project.
Archbishop of York Visits Hartford High School
Archbishop of York Visits Hartford High School
June 19, 2014
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visited Hartford Church of England High School, a Young Leaders Awards School.
Manor CE Academy Young Leaders Awards Ceremony
Manor CE Academy Young Leaders Awards Ceremony
June 18, 2014
The 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.
Bradford Academy Awards Ceremony
Bradford Academy Awards Ceremony
June 13, 2014
Learners from Bradford Academy receive their Young Leaders Awards from the Archbishop of York today having completed the Key Stage 3 programme this year.
Centenary Poppies planted by Pierrepont Gamston Young Leaders
Centenary Poppies planted by Pierrepont Gamston Young Leaders
May 8, 2014
Dr John Sentamu today invited Young Leaders from Pierrepont Gamston to plant poppies in the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace to commemorate the centenary of World War One.
Sir John Hall Congratulates Oakfield's Young Leaders
Sir John Hall Congratulates Oakfield's Young Leaders
April 4, 2014
Year 6 students from Oakfield Junior School in Gateshead celebrated their success when they received their Young Leaders Award badges and certificate from Sir John Hall.
School Story - Carr Junior School
School Story - Carr Junior School
April 2, 2014
57 pupils from Carr Junior School York receive their Young Leaders Awards having completed the Key Stage 2 scheme.
Sentamu Academy Sprint Across Humber Bridge
Sentamu Academy Sprint Across Humber Bridge
April 2, 2014
16 students from the Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Hull will be completing a fundraising challenge.
Youth Trust Ambassadors Meet
Youth Trust Ambassadors Meet
March 28, 2014
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust Ambassadors today met at Bishopthorpe Palace to be updated on the work of the Trust and its new ‘Youth Trust Partner’ scheme.
School Story - Archbishop Holgate's
School Story - Archbishop Holgate's
March 18, 2014
Year 10 Students and staff from Archbishop Holgate's Church of England Academy begin their journey to South Africa.
Youth Trust Re-Opens Grant Making Programme
Youth Trust Re-Opens Grant Making Programme
January 14, 2014
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today re-opened its grant-making programme for youth projects across the north of England.
All Saints Church of England Academy- Year 8 students making a difference.
All Saints Church of England Academy- Year 8 students making a difference.
December 18, 2015
Students from All Saints Church of England Academy have been helping to make a difference.
Husthwaite CE Primary School Making a difference
Husthwaite CE Primary School Making a difference
December 16, 2015
The Year 6s at Husthwaite CE Primary School have been doing all sorts for their community for their Young Leaders Award!
Youth Led Action!
Youth Led Action!
December 4, 2015
On a recent visit to Carr Junior School, York, I was amazed to hear about a fantastic piece of youth-led community action.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Delivers North-East Headteachers’ Conference
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Delivers North-East Headteachers’ Conference
November 20, 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust this week held its first regional North East Headteachers’ conference in collaboration with Joseph Swan Academy, Gateshead.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Partners with University of Gloucester
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Partners with University of Gloucester
November 15, 2015
The University of Gloucestershire has been appointed to complete a programme of independent evaluative research into the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award during 2016.
Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust hits 300 schools mark!
Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust hits 300 schools mark!
November 10, 2015
Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award Reaches Over 300 schools!
Youth-Led Change...
Youth-Led Change...
November 5, 2015
There's nothing more encouraging for us at the Youth Trust than when we hear of a young person 'being the change they want to see' in their school or local community.
Ripon Primary Centre–Stage at Youth Trust Headteacher Conference
Ripon Primary Centre–Stage at Youth Trust Headteacher Conference
October 7, 2015
The Archbishop of York, and his Youth Trust today welcomed 47 Headteachers to a conference at Bishopthorpe Palace with Young Leaders from Ripon Cathedral Primary School taking centre stage.
Bishop Nick Presents North Rigton Young Leaders Award
Bishop Nick Presents North Rigton Young Leaders Award
September 21, 2015
The Bishop of Leeds, The Rt Revd Nick Baines officially opened and blessed a garden project at North Rigton Church of England Primary School this afternoon.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Young Leaders #BeTheChange
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Young Leaders #BeTheChange
July 16, 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is delighted to announce that, since the launch of the Young Leaders Awards in 2011, 280 schools have engaged with its Young Leaders Award.
Ingleby Barwick All Saints Awards
Ingleby Barwick All Saints Awards
July 16, 2015
140 Young Leaders at All Saints Church of England Academy, Ingleby Barwick are set to receive their KS3 Certificates today from the Youth Trust Director, Dan Finn.
Yearsley Grove Community Action Project
Yearsley Grove Community Action Project
July 15, 2015
Today, the year 6 children at Yearsley Grove Primary school have organised a Wonka-styled afternoon tea inviting older people and people in care to join them.
Aughton St Michael’s Church of England Primary Community Action Project
Aughton St Michael’s Church of England Primary Community Action Project
July 2, 2015
KS2 Young Leaders Award students complete £25000 arts project as part of their community action!
Raising Aspirations!
Raising Aspirations!
July 2, 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today welcomed 64 school children from six City of York primary schools to Bishopthorpe for a series of leadership workshops organised by his Youth Trust.
Archbishop of York visits Acomb Primary School Young Leaders
Archbishop of York visits Acomb Primary School Young Leaders
June 19, 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu congratulated and awarded 29 year 6 pupils with their Young Leaders Award at Acomb Primary School this morning.
Amazing Abbey Grange Students Success
Amazing Abbey Grange Students Success
June 5, 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be awarding 210 students from Abbey Grange Academy their KS4 Young Leaders Award today.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Supports M13 Youth Project
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Supports M13 Youth Project
May 6, 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has recently supported a community-based voluntary sector M13 Youth Project called the ‘Personal Troubles, Public Issues’ (PTPI) group through its grantmaking.
Dundee United Supporters club raise funds for the Youth Trust
Dundee United Supporters club raise funds for the Youth Trust
May 5, 2015
Over the past 25 years, Dundee United Supporters Amateur Football Club (DUSAFC) have come to York at the end of their season to play an annual friendly fixture against a rival team from Dewsbury.
Head Teachers Conferences Are A Hit!
Head Teachers Conferences Are A Hit!
April 14, 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is excited to be welcoming 50 Primary Head Teachers and support staff from York and North Yorkshire to its Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award conference.
Staindrop Young Leaders
Staindrop Young Leaders
March 20, 2015
The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler congratulated and awarded 49 Year 5 and 6 pupils with their Young Leaders Award at Staindrop Church of England Primary school this afternoon.
Young Leaders Award Head Teachers Conference
Young Leaders Award Head Teachers Conference
February 25, 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today praised Head teachers and Youth Councils for their work in inspiring future young leaders at his Youth Trust Head teachers Secondary Schools Conference.
Archbishop Sentamu Visits Yearsley Grove Primary School
Archbishop Sentamu Visits Yearsley Grove Primary School
January 29, 2015
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is to visit Yearsley Grove Primary School York on Tuesday 3 February with his Youth Trust who will be delivering leadership workshops for Year 6 pupils.
Archbishop Sentamu meets year 12 Young Leaders
Archbishop Sentamu meets year 12 Young Leaders
January 13, 2015
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu today is to meet 67 Year 12 Students from Archbishop Holgate’s who are undertaking the Post-16 Young Leaders Award developed by his Youth Trust.
Youth Trust employs Strategic Lead for its Primary School Awards
Youth Trust employs Strategic Lead for its Primary School Awards
January 7, 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is pleased to announce the newest member to join their staff team. Miss Kate Denney is appointed to take on the role of ‘Strategic Lead for Primary Awards’.
Young Leaders Award Year in Review
Young Leaders Award Year in Review
December 16, 2016
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today published its 2016 Year in Review, celebrating the work of the Trust and the achievements of Young Leaders completing the Awards at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4.
Christmas Market
Christmas Market
December 12, 2016
All Saints RC School Year 12 Young Leaders light up the St Crux Christmas Market and Café for 'Cry in the dark' Romania.
Christmas Foodbank
Christmas Foodbank
November 30, 2016
Archbishop Holgate’s School sent off another van load of donations to York FoodBank with some Christmas treats!
Woldgate Students Work Wonders
Woldgate Students Work Wonders
October 20, 2016
Year 9 students at Woldgate School in Pocklington received their Archbishop of York Youth Trust’s Young Leaders’ Award today in a Special Awards Ceremony to celebrate their volunteering work.
The YLA goes on the road
The YLA goes on the road
October 17, 2016
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust this week will hold another regional Headteachers’ conference, travelling to the Wilson Carlile Centre in Sheffield on 20 October.
My time at the Youth Trust
My time at the Youth Trust
October 10, 2016
Kate shares her experiences of working at the Archbishop of York Youth Trust and what she has learnt.
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness
October 3, 2016
400 children from Yearsley Grove Primary school are completing random acts of kindness this week across the city.
Success at the Great North Run!
Success at the Great North Run!
September 14, 2016
We were delighted to have four runners representing the Youth Trust and Cry in the Dark in the Great North Run on September 11th.
Youth Trust to Complete The Great North Run
Youth Trust to Complete The Great North Run
September 6, 2016
Five individuals representing the Archbishop of York Youth Trust will join The Great North Run, a hugely popular half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields, on Sunday 11 September.
Heworth Primary School Young Leaders raise £1,000 in memory of beloved classmate
Heworth Primary School Young Leaders raise £1,000 in memory of beloved classmate
July 25, 2016
Pupils at a York primary school have raised more than a thousand pounds in memory of a former classmate.
Archbishop's Youth Trust Trans Peninne Trek Success
Archbishop's Youth Trust Trans Peninne Trek Success
July 22, 2016
The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust volunteers successfully completed a four-day 175 mile Trek across the Trans Pennine Trail last weekend to fundraise for the Archbishop’s Youth Trust.
Over 7000 Young Leaders receive their Awards
Over 7000 Young Leaders receive their Awards
July 22, 2016
The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust has been especially busy this term preparing certificates for 7133 young people who have completed the Trust’s Young Leaders’ Award
Low Moor CE Primary School Awarded for being "society changers"
Low Moor CE Primary School Awarded for being "society changers"
July 21, 2016
"Pupils now understand that if you want a change in society to occur you need to lead by example and to take action by doing something about it.
Thoughtful Children Thank Cancer Nurses
Thoughtful Children Thank Cancer Nurses
July 15, 2016
On Friday 15th July thoughtful children from Yearsley Grove Primary school decided to come up with a way to thank nurses who work tirelessly at the York Hospital cancer ward.
Poppleton Road Primary School Fun Run
Poppleton Road Primary School Fun Run
July 1, 2016
Incredible children from Poppleton Road Primary School have today organised a fun run to raise money for the local foodbank!
Cragside Students 'be the change'
Cragside Students 'be the change'
July 1, 2016
Thoughtful pupils from Cragside C of E Primary School have today held a grand opening for the community garden they have created as part of their Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award...
Gratitude
Gratitude
June 30, 2016
Our latest blog on the topic of gratitude.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Trans Pennine Trek
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Trans Pennine Trek
June 29, 2016
Five representatives of the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust will complete a four-day Trek across the Trans Pennine Trail from the 14th to 18th July to fundraise for the Archbishop’s Youth Trust.
Taize 2016 - Day 7 (Simon)
Taize 2016 - Day 7 (Simon)
June 27, 2016
Final Taize update comes from Simon Barber, headteacher at Holy Trinity, Barnsley:
Taize 2016 - Day 6 (Matthew & Matthew)
Taize 2016 - Day 6 (Matthew & Matthew)
June 27, 2016
Update below from Matthew Macfarlane (15 and pictured with ABY) and Matthew Bryan-Smith (15) from Archbishop Holgate's
Taize 2016 - Day 5 (Tala)
Taize 2016 - Day 5 (Tala)
June 23, 2016
See today's Taize update from Tala Alayoubi (15) from Holy Trinity School.
Taize 2016 - Day 4 (Richard)
Taize 2016 - Day 4 (Richard)
June 22, 2016
Wednesday Taize update from Richard Nihill, Lay Chaplain at Archbishop Holgate's School.
Taize 2016 - Day 3 (Alice & Megan)
Taize 2016 - Day 3 (Alice & Megan)
June 21, 2016
Daily Taize update from Alice Wright (15) and Megan Williamson (15) from Archbishop Holgate's.
Taize 2016 - Day 2 (Thomas)
Taize 2016 - Day 2 (Thomas)
June 20, 2016
A Young Leader's update from the Archbishop of York's Youth Trust Pilgrimage to Taizé....
Taize 2016 - Day 1
Taize 2016 - Day 1
June 20, 2016
Today is our eagerly awaited departure date for our Pilgrimage to Taizé! Allons-y! This is the first time the Archbishop of York Youth Trust has coordinated a trip to Taizé for Young Leaders.
Archbishop Holgate School serves local Community
Archbishop Holgate School serves local Community
June 17, 2016
Year 9 Young Leaders from Archbishop Holgate School in York, hosted a coffee afternoon bringing together local residents and church members for an afternoon of entertainment.
Heroes in Our Schools!
Heroes in Our Schools!
June 13, 2016
This week the Archbishop of York Youth Trust launches a “Heroes in our Schools” initiative. In a time of immense change within the world of education.
Pop up Community Café in Acaster Malbis
Pop up Community Café in Acaster Malbis
June 6, 2016
On Friday 6th June 2016, the small village of Acaster Malbis, near York, was treated to a pop up community café run by Year 7 student Isaac Harris as part of his Young Leaders Award.
Nurturing the heart, mind and soul: the spiritual context of education, Archbishop of York
Nurturing the heart, mind and soul: the spiritual context of education, Archbishop of York
May 19, 2016
An excerpt by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Taken from the book: Nurturing the heart, mind and soul: the spiritual context of education
Boots, books, bears, blankets, baby clothes and boundless enthusiasm
Boots, books, bears, blankets, baby clothes and boundless enthusiasm
April 15, 2016
On Friday 15th April 2016, 10 pupils and 2 staff from Archbishop Holgate’s School headed on an expedition to Cape Town as ambassadors of both their school and the diocese.
Clifton Young Leaders Make Their Mark
Clifton Young Leaders Make Their Mark
March 23, 2016
Year 3 pupils at Clifton School and Nursery this week received their Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award in a new garden they created for the community.
Random Acts of Kindness!
Random Acts of Kindness!
March 21, 2016
This morning, 86 Year 7 pupils from St Olave’s School York headed into the City of York to complete a ‘Random Act of Kindness'.
Westview pupils be the change they want to see!
Westview pupils be the change they want to see!
March 10, 2016
Thoughtful pupils from Westview Primary School have today taken it upon themselves to clean up the Brus Beach.
Fairtrade Success at Low Moor School Bradford
Fairtrade Success at Low Moor School Bradford
February 3, 2016
Pupils at Low Moor Church of England Primary School, Bradford, today hosted a Fairtrade coffee afternoon for parents and guardians as part of their Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award.
Young Leaders Impress at Amarna House Care Home
Young Leaders Impress at Amarna House Care Home
January 18, 2016
23 students from Manor CE Academy last week completed a ‘teamwork’ module for their Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders Award by delivering four activities for residents.
Walk on by...
Walk on by...
January 5, 2016
I recently dashed home from work on a Friday night to take my son to his Beavers Presentation evening.
Crayke CofE Primary School #bethechange
Crayke CofE Primary School #bethechange
January 4, 2016
The children at Crayke CofE have completed the Young Leaders Award - find out what they got up to here!
KS2 Young Leaders Campaign for Change
KS2 Young Leaders Campaign for Change
November 29, 2017
Young Leaders from St Oswald’s CE Academy, Finningley, received their Young Leaders Awards last week.
Advent Challenge
Advent Challenge
November 27, 2017
Archie's Advent Challenge
Swinton Park Gets Festive for Youth Trust
Swinton Park Gets Festive for Youth Trust
October 11, 2017
A charity Christmas Gala at the renowned/splendid castle and spa hotel, Swinton Park, Masham, will be held on Friday 1 December in aid of the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust.
Brighouse’s Young Leaders Present at Bishopthorpe
Brighouse’s Young Leaders Present at Bishopthorpe
October 9, 2017
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is to host a Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award Headteachers Conference at Bishopthorpe Palace.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Appeal To #BeTheChange
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Appeal To #BeTheChange
September 25, 2017
The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust is embarking on a major fundraising initiative, to extend its leadership courses for young people living in the top 20% of the most deprived areas across the North
Creative KS2 Young Leaders raise the bar!
Creative KS2 Young Leaders raise the bar!
July 24, 2017
As we approach the end of this academic year at the Youth Trust, we have the joy of hearing about what Young Leaders all over the North have achieved as they have completed their Awards.
Vicarage Park Young Leaders
Vicarage Park Young Leaders
July 25, 2017
Year 5 pupils from Vicarage Park Primary School in Cumbria have received their Young Leaders Awards this week.
Taize 2017 - Day 8: Reflections
Taize 2017 - Day 8: Reflections
July 22, 2017
Author: Young Leaders from all Schools.
Taize 2017 - Day 7: Experiences
Taize 2017 - Day 7: Experiences
July 21, 2017
Author: Owen & Fiona (Abbey Grange Academy)
Taize 2017 - Day 6: Challenges
Taize 2017 - Day 6: Challenges
July 20, 2017
Author: Teagen & Ellie (Manor CE Academy)
Taize 2017 - Day 5: Inspirations
Taize 2017 - Day 5: Inspirations
July 19, 2017
Author: All Saints Academy Students & Rev Clay Roundtree (Chaplain)
Taize 2017 - Day 4: People & Culture's
Taize 2017 - Day 4: People & Culture's
July 18, 2017
Author: Olivia Hemingway
Taize 2017 - Day 3: Settling In
Taize 2017 - Day 3: Settling In
July 17, 2017
Author: Ella & Harry (Archbishop Holgate's School)
Taize 2017 - Day 2: Expectations
Taize 2017 - Day 2: Expectations
July 16, 2017
Author: The Archbishop of York
Taize 2017 - Day 1: Departure
Taize 2017 - Day 1: Departure
July 15, 2017
Author: Dan Finn (Youth Trust Director)
Archbishop Leads Yorkshire Schools Pilgrimage to Taizé
Archbishop Leads Yorkshire Schools Pilgrimage to Taizé
July 11, 2017
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to lead a group of Year 10 and Year 11 students from 4 Yorkshire schools to Taizé next weekend.
Y8 Trinty School Carlisle Community challenge- Give a Day to the City
Y8 Trinty School Carlisle Community challenge- Give a Day to the City
July 6, 2017
Yesterday, Y8 students from Trinity Carlisle School in Cumbria took to the streets in their community as part of the Give a Day to the City initiative.
There's a 'Buzz' around Park Grove, York
There's a 'Buzz' around Park Grove, York
July 4, 2017
Year 5 pupils at Park Grove Primary School organised a fantastic community breakfast to celebrate the opening of the school’s new wildflower garden.
Dearne Advanced Learning Centre Celebrates Young Leaders
Dearne Advanced Learning Centre Celebrates Young Leaders
July 4, 2017
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu congratulated and awarded 30 Year 7 students with their Young Leaders Awards today.
Low Moor CE Primary Young Leaders Celebrate Success
Low Moor CE Primary Young Leaders Celebrate Success
July 3, 2017
On Monday 3rd July, Bishop Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford, will present 59 pupils, from Low Moor CE Primary School, with their Young Leaders Awards.
Campaigning for the homeless in Manchester
Campaigning for the homeless in Manchester
June 28, 2017
Young Leaders from Firwood Manor Preparatory School have got involved in an amazing local project supporting homeless people in Manchester.
Cake for change at ABY Junior School
Cake for change at ABY Junior School
June 27, 2017
Young Leaders from Archbishop of York Junior School hosted a community afternoon tea on Thursday 15th June.
Youth Trust hosts its largest conference to date!
Youth Trust hosts its largest conference to date!
June 20, 2017
On Wednesday 21st June, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust will travel to Birchwood Park in Warrington to host a regional conference for Headteachers.
Hundreds gather for the Great Get Together
Hundreds gather for the Great Get Together
June 19, 2017
This weekend Alsop High School became a beacon of HOPE as community members gathered to celebrate “more in common”, in memory of Jo Cox.
Cake and Dancing bring the generations together
Cake and Dancing bring the generations together
June 14, 2017
Local elderly residents in Wombell, Barnsley were treated to a wonderful tea party at Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre this week. The event was organised by 50 Year 5 pupils.
Alsop Students Stand Together
Alsop Students Stand Together
May 25, 2017
Students at Alsop High School plan a “Great Get Together” to celebrate the life of the late Jo Cox MP.
Co-operative Academy Students ‘Digging In’ To Community Action
Co-operative Academy Students ‘Digging In’ To Community Action
May 12, 2017
Year 8 students from ‘The Co-operative Academy of Leeds’ have been engaging with their local community by using their green fingers to assist with some gardening.
50,000 Young Leaders from 450 schools
50,000 Young Leaders from 450 schools
May 2, 2017
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is delighted to announce that 450 primary and secondary schools have engaged with its Young Leaders Award since the Trust was launched in 2011.
Bingley Students Inspired to be Anne Frank Ambassadors
Bingley Students Inspired to be Anne Frank Ambassadors
April 27, 2017
Year 8 students empower and inspire others through Anne Frank's story
"Unlocking a world of wonders!"
"Unlocking a world of wonders!"
April 9, 2017
On Friday 31st March, we were delighted to welcome students from schools across York to the first ‘OMG! Science: Unlocking a world of wonder’ event at Manor CE Academy, York.
Hatfield Woodhouse Young Leaders Easter Celebration
Hatfield Woodhouse Young Leaders Easter Celebration
April 7, 2017
Year 4 pupils from Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School who have been taking part in the Young Leaders Award yesterday hosted an Easter concert and afternoon tea for members of their community.
Singing for Change
Singing for Change
April 4, 2017
OMG! Science Conference at The Hive
OMG! Science Conference at The Hive
March 23, 2017
Young people aged 14- 18 are exploring science and faith on Friday 31st March at OMG! Science: Unlocking a world of wonder.
Dignity & Respect
Dignity & Respect
March 8, 2017
The Youth Trust and Archbishop of York attend National CE Education conference to deliver dynamic workshop.
Staindrop C of E Primary School Award Ceremony
Staindrop C of E Primary School Award Ceremony
March 8, 2017
On Friday 3rd March 54 pupils from Staindrop C of E Primary School received their Young Leaders Awards from Bishop Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn.
Partner Project: Better World Books
Partner Project: Better World Books
March 8, 2017
As part of the Young Leaders Awards, Abbey Grange Academy students must undertake individual, school and community projects that make a difference.
Two months of change
Two months of change
March 3, 2017
Rozy Brian our Strategic Lead for Primary Awards reflects on her first two months in the job.
Ready Teddy Go
Ready Teddy Go
February 28, 2017
This week Alsop High School received five special visitors as part of the FAITH 2017 initiative. Five #PilgrimEd Teddies will be spending the next forty days at Alsop and partner primary schools.
St Christopher's CE High School Young Leaders Success
St Christopher's CE High School Young Leaders Success
February 22, 2017
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today will congratulate and award 197 students with their Young Leaders Awards at St Christopher's CE High School, Accrington.
Youth Trust Strategic Lead for Primary Awards
Youth Trust Strategic Lead for Primary Awards
January 16, 2017
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is pleased to welcome the newest member to join their staff team.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Shares ‘Advent Unwrapped’
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Shares ‘Advent Unwrapped’
November 12, 2018
The Trust have developed free online resources, exploring how the gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love can be shared with others in practical ways.
OMG Science! at Abbey Grange Academy
OMG Science! at Abbey Grange Academy
November 12, 2018
Young people aged 15-16 are exploring science and faith on Thursday 15th November at OMG Science!: Unlocking a world of wonder.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Expands Team & Reach
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Expands Team & Reach
October 24, 2018
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today announced two new appointments made for the positions of Chief Operations Officer and Conference Administrator for the Young Leaders Award (YLA).
Taize 2018 - Day 9: Coming Home
Taize 2018 - Day 9: Coming Home
July 22, 2018
Author: Dan Finn (Youth Trust Director)
Taize 2018 - Day 8: Reflections
Taize 2018 - Day 8: Reflections
July 21, 2018
Author: Lucy & Travis (Barlby High School)
Taize 2018 - Day 7: Experiences
Taize 2018 - Day 7: Experiences
July 20, 2018
Author: Joel, Megan & Lidiana
Taize 2018 - Day 5: Inspirations
Taize 2018 - Day 5: Inspirations
July 18, 2018
Authors: Sentamu Academy (Kaitlyn, Kacey, Mia, Ellie & Arnas)
Taize 2018 - Day 4: Friendships
Taize 2018 - Day 4: Friendships
July 17, 2018
Authors: Olivia, Amy & Katy (All Saints Academy, Ingelby Barwick)
Taize 2018 - Day 3: Settling In
Taize 2018 - Day 3: Settling In
July 16, 2018
Author: Bryn & Rosie (Archbishop Holgate's School, York)
Taize 2018 - Day 2: Expectations
Taize 2018 - Day 2: Expectations
July 15, 2018
Author: Phoebe (Manor Academy, York)
Taize 2018 - Day 1: Departure
Taize 2018 - Day 1: Departure
July 14, 2018
Author: The Archbishop of York
Going the Extra Mile- Trinity School KS3 Young Leaders involved in Amazing Community Projects
Going the Extra Mile- Trinity School KS3 Young Leaders involved in Amazing Community Projects
July 11, 2018
KS3 students at Trinity School in Carlisle have been incredibly proactive in their Community, working on many different projects as part of the ‘Give a Day to the City’.
Manchester’s Young Leaders Present at Primary Schools Conference
Manchester’s Young Leaders Present at Primary Schools Conference
June 20, 2018
On Thursday 21st June, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust will host a regional conference, at Rochdale Town Hall, for primary Headteachers across the Diocese of Manchester.
Hope can triumph over cynicism and love conquers all!
Hope can triumph over cynicism and love conquers all!
June 1, 2018
In today's Yorkshire Post, read the Archbishop’s article about his Youth Trust...
Allchurches Trust Begins New Partnership with Youth Trust
Allchurches Trust Begins New Partnership with Youth Trust
May 21, 2018
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Allchurches Trust that will enable the work of the Young Leaders Award to expand nationally.
Football Fundraiser
Football Fundraiser
May 9, 2018
In the sunny bank holiday weather, a fantastic charity football tournament took place between two friendly rivals.
MAD Grants for York’s Young Leaders
MAD Grants for York’s Young Leaders
April 16, 2018
Teams of entrepreneurial young leaders from six York schools will be visiting Bishopthorpe Palace as part of their ‘Pitch at the Palace’ enterprise day on Wednesday 18 April.
Boots, books, bears, blankets, baby clothes and boundless enthusiasm
Boots, books, bears, blankets, baby clothes and boundless enthusiasm
April 13, 2018
On Friday 13th April 2018, 11 pupils and 2 staff from Archbishop Holgate’s School in York have set off on an expedition to Cape Town as ambassadors of both their school and the diocese.
Young Leaders take a stand against plastic
Young Leaders take a stand against plastic
April 12, 2018
Pupils from Holy Trinity First School in Berwick have been working hard to make a difference in their local community and beyond through their Young Leaders Award challenges.
Young Leaders Celebrate at St Botolph’s C of E Primary School
Young Leaders Celebrate at St Botolph’s C of E Primary School
February 13, 2018
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.
 Youth Trust’s School Resources for Lent
Youth Trust’s School Resources for Lent
February 6, 2018
The Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust are providing free Lent resources, which invite young people to explore six topics about Faith, Wisdom, Hope, Community, Respect & Dignity, and Action.
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Celebrates Young Leaders
Archbishop’s Youth Trust Celebrates Young Leaders
January 26, 2018
The Archbishop of York hosted a fundraising event on 25th Jan at Bishopthorpe Palace in celebration of the work of his Youth Trust.

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