Bay Roberts ed­u­ca­tors win ex­cel­lence awards

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Three teach­ers from Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts have been awarded a cer­tifi­cate of ex­cel­lence as part of the 201011 Prime Min­is­ter’s Awards for Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence.

Cather­ine Downey, David Gill and Corey Mor­gan were hon­oured at a cer­e­mony in Ot­tawa on Oct. 5, fit­tingly held on World Teach­ers’ Day.

“I am thrilled to­day to ac­knowl­edge their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to learn­ing,” said Labrador MP Peter Pe­nashue, who is this prov­ince’s re­gional min­is­ter in the fed­eral cabi­net.

“ With the chil­dren and youth of Bay Roberts ben­e­fit­ting from their pas­sion and cre­ativ­ity, Canada’s fu­ture is in good hands.”

The three teach drama and lan­guage arts for grades 7 to 9, tech­nol­ogy ed­u­ca­tion and phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion for grades 7 to 9, and so­cial stud­ies for grades 8 and 9, re­spec­tively.

They are de­scribed on the Prime Min­is­ter’s web­site as a “su­per­hero teach­ing trio that makes magic hap­pen and turns school into a me­dia pro­duc­tion com­pany.”

This year, 26 cer­tifi­cates of ex­cel­lence were pre­sented for ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence at all lev­els, from pre-school through to sec­ondary school. All re­cip­i­ents have been rec­og­nized as lead­ers who have been ex­cep­tion­ally in­no­va­tive in help­ing stu­dents ex­cel and young chil­dren get the best pos­si­ble start in life.

Cer­tifi­cate of ex­cel­lence win­ners re­ceive $5,000 to be shared equally be­tween the win­ners and their schools or child­care in­sti­tu­tions, as well as a cer­tifi­cate, a pin and a let­ter from Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper.

In­dus­try Canada de­liv­ers this awards pro­gram in part­ner­ship with Hu­man Re­sources and Skills De­vel­op­ment Canada, Health Canada, and Abo­rig­i­nal Af­fairs and North­ern De­vel­op­ment Canada. Re­search In Mo­tion Lim­ited and the RBC Foun­da­tion are cor­po­rate part­ners of the pro­gram.

Three teach­ers from Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts, Corey Mor­gan, Cather­ine Downey and David Gill,have­been awarded a cer­tifi­cate of ex­cel­lence as part of the 2010-11 Prime Min­is­ter’s Awards for Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence. The pre­sen­ta­tion took place on Oct. 5 —World Teach­ers’ Day — in Ot­tawa. Prime Min­is­ter Stephen Harper (sec­ond from right) was on hand for the cer­e­mony.

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