Bingley Grammar School

Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award

Last year 15 Year 8 students joined the KS3 Archbishop of York Young leaders Award group. 

The ABoY Young Leaders award teaches students about Faith, Hope and Action. Each member of the group also has to undertake a personal challenge, a school community challenge and a whole community challenge.

And the overall ethos of the award is to "Be the change you want to see"

As part of the award, students visited Thompson Court Care Home, organised 2 bake sales, including one for the BRI, took part in the Readathon charity challenge as well as meeting Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh who they spoke to about the aims of the group and what activities they had been involved in. Some members of the group also attended The Archbishop of York Young Leaders award conference in March to talk about their experience of  being part of the group and were lucky enough to meet the Archbishop of York himself, Archbishop Sentamu. 

Miss Shah said,

"I am very proud of the dedication and enthusiasm shown by all the students who took part in the award. It has been a pleasure to see them grow in confidence, develop their teamwork, leadership and organisational skills. Most importantly, they have made a positive change in their community, they have shown kindness and compassion for others and embody the motto of the award to be the change we want to see in the world."

Click the link below to read the news story about our visit to the ABOY conference at the beginning of March:

https://www.archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk/news/visiting-parliament-meeting-holocaust-survivors-and-support-care-homes

Click here to read a story from 2017 which explains the different elements of the award >>

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