Pupils at a Leeds school have benefited from an awards scheme set up by The Archbishop of York Youth Trust.
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy is among the 280 schools involved with the trust’s Young Leaders Award since 2011.
Jon Norden, principal at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, said: “We’re delighted with the impact that the Young Leaders Award has had on all our students in Abbey Grange C of E Academy. Not only have they grown in confidence, leadership and character, but through the programme they have been given the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our school and local community through their commitment to volunteering and community action.”
Over 25 grants amounting to more than £100,000 have been awarded through the youth trust for social action projects since the trust began.
A total of 26,021 young people across the north of England have learned about leadership and serving others by completing the awards.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said: “Behind the impressive figures are thousands of stories of change, both in the lives of the young people and those who they succeed to reach.”