Welcome to Bishop Young Academy Chaplaincy!
I am the Chaplain (a spiritual helper) at Bishop Young Academy. This means that I help the school to worship together and to grow spiritually. It does not matter what religion or belief you are - I am here to support and help all the students and staff who are part of our BYA family.
I help to produce resources for collective worship in the school. We have excellent teams of students who give input and feedback on our worship in form time, as well as preparing and delivering assemblies.
I also run a range of activities. We have a gospel music group on Monday lunchtime. There is a discussion group called “The Big Q” on Wednesday lunchtime, where students can bring questions about life and faith.
I organise fundraising and community action activities too. Soon there will be a ‘churchyard clean up’ for students to make their community look better, a fundraising activity for Water Aid, and a new team of young people who will be supporting and welcoming students who arrive at the school after the year has started.
I aim to be a welcoming presence in the school, especially for new students. I am in school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I am usually available on those days during break (10:55am) and at lunchtime (1.15pm) –usually in the chapel. There are often other students there who are friendly and can say hello.
I am also available after school (2.50pm) until 4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please come and see me if I can help you at all.