Archbishop of York Award
What is the 'Young Leaders Award'?
The Young Leaders Award
(YLA) is a leadership
and character education programme
designed to be delivered within and beyond the classroom.
At St Wilfrid’s we invest in this award for all of our Year 8 students as we believe that young people have the power to change the world and become the leaders of the future.
We also believe that it is our duty to help our students to grow in ways that they are then able to transform society and to inspire others to do the same.
Through the award, students develop core skills through practical activities and team building challenges, including effective communication, creative thinking, emotional intelligence, humility and compassion. It also creates opportunities for social action enabling young people to be:
- Confident in their leadership, character and personal wellbeing
- Committed to serving others and working for social justice
- Community minded bringing flourishing and hope to communities
• 261 students were entered
• 245 students completed the award
• 219 achieved the ‘developing leader’ award
• 26 achieved the ‘accomplished leader’ award
• More than 245 hours were spent raising awareness about charitable-giving
• 3 charities were supported by the donation of our students: Nightsafe, Foodbank and The Street Pastors
• 100s of people now ‘better off’ as a consequence of the leadership and subsequent ‘giving’ of our students.