Archbishop of York's Young Leaders Awards
Burford CE Primary have taken part in the Archbishop of York's Young Leaders' Award. The YLA is a structured programme that teaches children the skills of being a leader. Our children at both Key Stages have flourished during the project and have continued to use the skills learnt.
KS2 painted benches and filled planters for our local hospital garden and wrote letters asking for donations of plants from the local garden centre - they were really impressed with their amazing persuasive writing! Luke explained, "I was excited to do Young Leaders. I love gardening and my Mum works at the hospital and it made me feel happy to do something for the people at the hospital. My Mum's going to be so proud of me."
Our KS1 parent comments really do say it all:
“The awards were fantastic, and all the children tried and worked very hard. Loki helped out around the house taking the recycling to the bin and helped to put his clothes away.”
"I think the awards teach children to be kind and helpful and encourage them to build self esteem and establish kindness and care in the community, what a fantastic idea the young leaders awards are."