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Archbishop of York honours young leaders
7:50am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
YOUNG leaders have been honoured in York.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited Manor School to present 278 badges and certificates to Year 9 students of the Archbishop Sentamu Academy. The youngsters have completed the Young Leaders Award run by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
Each student took part in a personal project ranged from helping with the washing up, to babysitting, cooking family meals and taking dogs for a walk. The school projects included litter-picking, helping Year 7 students with their accelerated reading project, making mosaic tiles to decorate the meeting area and contributing to the new Academy values that will be launched in this academic year.
Dr Sentamu said: “Every time I come to the academy I am impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm shown by young people in serving others. These young people are the leaders of today”.
Andrew Chubb, the principal of the Archbishop Sentamu Academy, said: “The middle word in our motto is ‘Serve’. The Young Leaders Award gives our students the opportunity to put this into practice, and we are delighted with what our students have achieved through this.”
Rubee Adams, one of the Year 9 students, said: “I thought the course was fantastic. By doing the project I really improved my team working skills, got more confident communicating with people and made a difference in my community ”.
For more information visit archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk