The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu presented students from his Academy last Thursday with badges and certificates.
The awards come after students from the Archbishop Sentamu Academy completed the Young Leaders Award which is co-ordinated by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
Each student took part in a personal project, these ranged from helping with the washing up, to babysitting, cooking family meals and taking dogs for a walk. Community projects also included raising money for the Stuart Gilson missing persons fund to help buy t-shirts to raise awareness of Stuart’s disappearance by doing a sponsored walk.
Rubee Adams, one of the Year 9 students spoke about her experiences. She 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”.
Dr John Sentamu who helped to set the school up in the mid-00’s said: “All of my Young Leaders do a personal challenge as part of the award, and some of these make huge differences in the lives of other less fortunate than themselves. Every time I come to the Sentamu 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 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.”