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Amazing Abbey Grange Students Success

Friday 5th June 2015

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be awarding 210 students from Abbey Grange Academy their KS4 Young Leaders Award today.


Having already completed the KS3 Award in 2013, this cohort of students have studied the senior leadership course, putting into practice key life and leadership skills in order to make a difference in their school and local community.

Over the past two years, the students have studied modules in: Creative thinking, Teamwork, Communications, Conflict Resolution and Public Speaking.  The students developed a campaign focused on World Food Day, leafleting shoppers in the city-centre of Leeds. They produced cakes for local care homes and developed materials to support the Year 7 students’ transition into secondary school.

Young Leaders Award Student, Iyanu said: “This is a very enjoyable course because you can work hard and somebody else also gets a lot out of it”.

Kiesha added: “The course challenges us to ensure our leadership skills are working for the benefit of others.”

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “I’m delighted to be awarding these students today who have worked very hard on their Young Leaders Award at Key Stage 4. I’m really pleased that they have come to discover that true leadership begins through serving others.  Congratulations Abbey Grange Academy – and keep up the good work”.

To hear what more students from Abbey Grange Church of England Academy have to say, there is a video here:

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The Young Leaders Awards, at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, are an active citizenship resource for schools and there are over 23,000 young people now signed up across the north of England.  The aim of the Awards is to encourage leadership in young people which will continue throughout their adult life.

For more information about the Awards, please visit or contact The Archbishop of York Youth Trust on 01904 707021 or email: [email protected]

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