The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu congratulated and awarded 57 Key Stage 2 pupils with their Young Leaders Award at Fairfield Primary School today.
The Archbishop said; “I always enjoy hearing about all the good things that the pupils have done as part of their Young Leaders’ Award. It is so encouraging to see their enthusiasm ‘to be the change they want to see’ in their local community.”
Laura Knight, a teacher at Fairfield Primary said; “As part of the Award, the year group organised a Christmas party for members of the local care home; held a non-uniform day to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, completed a cake sale for Children in Need and organised a summer fayre to raise money for Butterwick Hospice. We took part in the Big Tidy Up, ‘The Big Leap’ to raise money for Sport Relief and completed the Race for life for Cancer Research. Throughout their learning, the children have developed how they can contribute and they have gained a sense of responsibility for others as well as themselves.”
Lucy, a Young Leader said; “The Young Leaders Award is fun. I liked the Big Tidy Up because it involved going out of school and improving where we live, showing others that we can do this.”