It’s time to nom­i­nate schools

Salford Advertiser - - MANCHESTER MATTERS - Paul Har­ri­son

THE fan­tas­tic achieve­ments made by our schools are to be cel­e­brated in the Manch­ester Schools Awards.

The awards, be­ing run for the sec­ond year, are open to all pri­mary, sec­ondary and in­de­pen­dent schools across the re­gion.

There are nine cat­e­gories and nom­i­na­tions can come from the schools them­selves or staff, gov­er­nors, par­ents or stu­dents.

Among the win­ners last year were Ash­ton-onMersey School, for its fundrais­ing work, and Moor­field Pri­mary School in Stock­port for its veg­etable patch project.

El­iz­a­beth Seers. from the Heaton School in Hea- ton Moor, was named Head­teacher of the Year.

Events manager Suzanne Davies said: “The awards were a great suc­cess last year.

“It was fan­tas­tic for us to be able to re­ward the great pupils, teach­ers and sup- port staff and cel­e­brate the best in ed­u­ca­tion across the re­gion. Nom­i­na­tions aren’t just open to teach­ers or pupils we are en­cour­ag­ing en­tries from any one in­volved in ed­u­ca­tion.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to thank, re­ward or cel­e­brate peo­ple en­gaged in learn­ing.”

The Manch­ester Col­lege will once again be spon­sor­ing the awards. Prin­ci­pal Lisa O’Lough­lin said: “We are ex­cited to be in­volved with the Manch­ester School Awards for the sec­ond time.

“It is im­por­tant to cham­pion the ex­cel­lent work go­ing on in our re­gion and we are very proud to spon­sor this cel­e­bra­tion for schools and their pupils.”

The awards are free to en­ter at www.manch­ester school­sawards.co.uk.

The full cat­e­gory cri­te­ria is also avail­able on­line or you can also re­quest an ap­pli­ca­tion form by email­ing event­de­part­ment@ men­media.co.uk.

You can also call 0161 211 2188 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The dead­line for en­tries is Fri­day, May 29.

A panel of judges will then se­lect a short­list of one school from each bor­ough to go for­ward to the awards lunch at Manch­ester’s Hil­ton Ho­tel on Fri­day, July 10.

The award cat­e­gories are: Healthy Living Award Ac­tive Com­mu­nity Award, Best School News­pa­per/ Web­site Award, School Sup­port Staff of the Year, One Ed­u­ca­tion Head­teacher of the Year, One Ed­u­ca­tion In­spi­ra­tional Teacher of the Year, Class of the Year, One Ed­u­ca­tion Pri­mary School of the Year and The Manch­ester Col­lege Sec­ondary School of the Year.

●●Mu­si­cians from St James’ CE Pri­mary School, War­dle, Rochdale, en­joy a day out in Lon­don af­ter win­ning an award through the Mu­sic for Youth project

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