Year 5 Archie Bishop Challenge!

Year 5 Archie Bishop Challenge!


The children in Year 5 have been taking part in a young leaders award run by the  Archbishop of York’s Youth Trust Programme. The main focus has been to ‘Be the change you want to see’ and has been working towards developing leadership qualities to extend the children  personally and encourage them to look beyond themselves. The children have completed personal challenges, school based challenges and community projects.

As individuals they had to find ways to use their skills to help at home, be a good neighbour and raise their understanding of our local and global communities. In school they supported Children in Need by baking cakes and donating unwanted toys and books, which they used to run their own stall and follow up sale with any remaining good being donated to Real Aid.

This was followed by involvement with the Hull Choral Union to create a display for a backdrop at a Hull City of Culture concert. Individual decoupage fish built together for a shimmering effect across the stage at the HUll City Hall. The display is now back in school around our hall with the theme of ‘Fishers of Men’ to give a legacy to all their efforts.

Following this our school theme of Hull City of Culture was extended to support the Scarecrow Trail in the village, which is run by the Churches in Tickton. The designs were impressive and included Amy Johnson and her flying machine, William Wilberforce and the Archbishop of York himself! It took a great deal of planning and collaboration to complete the task so skillfully.

As a grand finale the children planned, resourced and created a community ‘Archie Bishop’ tearoom and invited local residents to sample their homemade produce and take part in an afternoon of social interaction and entertainment. This was most enthusiastically entered into by both the children and their guests! All involved valued the opportunity to bring the community and different generations together, and everyone is looking forward to future events.