Archbishop Tells Local Schools to Go for Gold!
Friday 29th June 2012The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to host an “Olympic” themed day for local schools on Monday 2 July 2012. Around 130 pupils from City of York Church of England primary schools will come to Bishopthorpe Palace, accompanied by their teachers.
The Year 6 pupils will enjoy workshops focused on the theme of “Going For Gold”. The five workshops include a British baking challenge, a chance for pupils to express their own talents through both drumming and rapping, as well as a session on leadership run by the Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust.
The Lord Mayor and Sheriff from the City of York Council are expected to tour the workshop session at 1.35pm with the Archbishop. The Lord Mayor will then address the pupils about the importance of the YORK 800 celebrations, with the Archbishop closing the event at 2.15pm.
The Archbishop said: “I am hoping that the children will have lots of fun and learn something new, as they prepare for secondary school this September. There will be no medals awarded for a Gold, Silver or Bronze, but lots of encouragement for them to try something new. Like the Olympic marathon runner, if you want to be the best then dedication is what you need. With God you should always aim high, because absolutely anything is possible! I am very much looking forward to welcoming the children, teachers and all helpers on the day”