Lapage CHVs finalists for Community Stars’ Young Active Citizens Award
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Posted on: 2nd November 2022
The volunteers worked with adults and children to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Cathedral and lead intercultural visits.
The nominator said the children had “presented the Cathedral as both a sacred space and common ground.”.
A spokesperson at Lapage Primary School said: “The Bradford Cathedral Community Heritage Project is a wonderful thing for our children to be a part of.
“The pride of the children in having an active role in their community is a joy to watch, not to mention the increased confidence in public speaking and a greater awareness of their Bradford heritage.
“Bradford Cathedral makes a point of being a Cathedral for all, no matter your background, faith or spiritual beliefs.
“The children really enjoyed learning about the similarities and differences between faiths.
“The all encompassing nature of the project meant that even those children in Year five, who did not become volunteers, were still able to contribute with some amazing artwork which was displayed in the Cathedral.”
“We are absolutely delighted that our Community Heritage Volunteers, from Lapage Primary School have deservedly reached the final of this year’s Community Star Awards.
“The CHVs worked at the Cathedral for a whole academic year, welcoming children from other schools (and adult members of the community) and guiding them around the Cathedral, exploring together, the shared heritage of the district and the contribution that the Cathedral has made to the city and its people over many centuries.
“They have worked incredibly hard to help people learn more about the city and each other.”
~ Diane Hadwen, Education and Visitor Assistant
You can find out more about all the nominees – and vote for your favourites – via the Telegraph and Argus website. But please hurry, as voting closes on the 15th November!