Time to enter your schools, pupils and teachers in our awards –
IF a tremendous teacher has turned your child’s life around, or your school really couldn’t function without its dedicated support staff, now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve.
Now in its tenth year, The Evening Telegraph Education Awards is your chance to put those most deserving in the spotlight.
As well as paying tribute to the dedicated staff involved in education across the city and surrounding area, you can nominate pupils who have excelled themselves or exceeded expectations in the arts and design and technology.
We want to hear about anyone, be it teachers, caretakers or cleaners, who go the extra mile or deserve some praise. Usually the modest amongst us, they are often those who give the most, yet ask for nothing in return.
These awards are a real opportunity to celebrate both excellence and effort, and have a huge impact.
Proud dad Andy Benning saw his daughter Ella collect a highly commended prize in the arts award category at last year’s ceremony.
He said: “We were so very proud of her, as was Ella. It really helped her confidence.”
A pupil at Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Ella has since gone on to join the National Youth Theatre and has a show and several auditions lined up for the summer. Having seen his daughter receive an award nomation last year, Andy is keen to encourage ET readers to get nominating this year.
He said: “Some people just work away quietly in the corner and sometimes they just need other people to take notice of them and offer encouragement.
“It has made a big difference to Ella, it is so worthwhile.”
The glittering awards ceremony will take place at the Key Theatre, Peterborough on Wednesday, July 14. As well as the prestigious title, the winner of each category will take home £250 for their school.
ET editor Mark Edwards said: “Schools are busy places, and it can be hard to find the time to really praise and encourage those who deserve it most, and that’s where our awards come in.It is fantastic to be able to celebrate the work and accomplishments of all members of a school community.
“What is particularly great about the awards is that every entry is judged on merit, so it doesn’t matter how big or small a school is, they all have the same chance to take home a prize on the night.”
To enter the awards, simply fill out the form on these pages, and return it to Linda Pritchard, Education Awards, Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 57 Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1JW, by 5pm on Wednesday, June 30.
Alternatively, you can nominate someone online – simply visit www. peterboroughtoday.co.uk
TODAY we launch our annual education awards, a chance to celebrate those who work and study in our city’s schools and colleges.