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Driffield Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School

Learn to let your light shine

Archbishop's Young Leader's Award


At Driffield C of E Infant School we are delighted to be able to offer our Year Two children the opportunity to complete the Archbishop of York's Young Leaders' Award, as part of our curriculum. This programme develops children's  leadership skills and is driven by the belief that young people have the power to change the world and inspire others to do so. We were extremely proud to work alongside the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Team to help pilot and develop the scheme for Key Stage One a few years ago. 

The programme is divided into the units:

  • kindness
  • perseverance
  • teamwork
  • social action.

Through the units, the children follow the endeavours of a character named  Gracie on her journey towards becoming a fabulous leader. There are challenges and activities to complete such as performing 'random acts of kindness', using perseverance and determination to free objects from ice blocks and learning and teaching others new skills. The children research the lives of other influential leaders such as Florence Nightingale and Rosa Parks. The award culminates in the children completing a social action project. To do this, they have to collectively identify a social need within the community and work towards addressing this. Previous projects have included making Christmas hampers for the Driffield foodbank and performing a video carol concert for care homes during lockdown.

Completing the Leader's Award allows children to become empathetic and caring young people. It inspires children to make small steps to create big changes and become responsible members of society now and in the future. We are always extremely proud of the way in which the children let their lights shine when completing the award.

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