The Archbishop of York visits the Academy

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu is visiting the Academy tomorrow to celebrate our Young Leaders as part of his work with The Archbishop of York Youth Trust. 

He will present 166 awards to our fantastic students for all their hard work in Academy and the local community.

Mr Mitchell says "We are very much looking forward to welcoming The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu to the Co-operative Academy of Leeds.We firmly believe that all young people have within them the potential to change our world for the better, and it is an absolute honour to welcome to our Academy a man who has championed this vision through his Youth Trust and throughout his life. Several of our students are currently taking part in the Young Leader Award, and they have found this experience both rewarding and enlightening. We are convinced the Archbishop will be extremely impressed with what our stunning young people have achieved."

Elizabeth Howat, Strategic Lead for Secondary Awards at the Archbishop of York Youth Trust said: “I am really excited to hear more about how these young people have ‘been the change they want to see’ in their communities and who, or what, has inspired them to be Young Leaders, to take action and make a difference. The Archbishop was really impressed by the evidence of students’ collaboration with local charity CATCH Leeds, where they worked to transform a local community space, Ark, painting benches, treating logs and planting new shrubs and is looking forward to celebrating all their achievements.”

The day will be a wonderful celebration of what we can achieve when we work together.

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