The schools gathered at St Mary’s Catholic School in Longbenton on Thursday September 28 for the first of three training days.
The programme offers students an opportunity to take the lead by volunteering for CAFOD and make a difference by fighting poverty and injustice.
Young Leaders helps to bring alive Catholic social teaching in practical ways.
The training, delivered by Sarah Burrows from CAFOD, offered students a great chance to meet new people and gain confidence, skills and experience.
Our next training day is in January 2018 at St John’s secondary school in Bishop Auckland.