20 May 2016

On Wednesday 18 May students from The Joseph Rowntree School were honoured to meet the Archbishop of York.  It was fascinating to hear him talk about his faith and how it inspires his daily life.  As an A level RE student, it was wonderful to hear about his pilgrimage and his experience on Holy Island, which has inspired his walk. 

I was struck by how genuinely interested he was by questions and the students who were asking them.  He valued every student’s contribution, which made us all feel relaxed and able to ask further questions. 

The Archbishop’s message, whether you are religious or not, was all about having faith in yourself and your own ability.  He said ‘exams are not testing your ignorance, they are testing your knowledge and you know it, so let it out’.  Before he left, he blessed the Y13 students about to sit their A level exams.

Katy Hoste Year 13