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Knowsley schools are winners at Educate Awards 2016

by Laura Johnston

Pupils, teachers and staff at Knowsley schools have done the borough proud by winning in three categories at the Educate Awards 2016.

The Educate Awards are a chance to recognise the efforts of the North West’s hard-working teachers, support stars and their schools. The winners are chosen by a judging panel and the excellence of some schools in Knowsley did not go unnoticed by them.

This year’s awards ceremony took place on Friday 18 November and was held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

Actor and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice hosted the awards and helped to give out 21 awards to well-deserving schools in Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Knowsley winners

Halewood C of E win an Educate Award 2016

Halewood C of E, winners of Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Primary School.

Well done to Halewood C of E School for winning in the category for Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Primary School. Pupils at Halewood are aware of the importance of keeping active and ensure they act on it – 80% of pupils attend an extra-curricular sports club! Some of the pupils enjoy their school’s sports clubs so much that a group of sports journalists have formed so they can report on all of the action.

Evelyn Primary School pick up an Educate Award

Evelyn Community Primary won the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award

Evelyn Community Primary School should be proud for winning in the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award due to their great approach to reading and writing which the judges were ‘blown away’ by. The school has a magical place for reading which is a transformed old caravan and encourages the pupils to read. The caravan now resembles the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz which must allow the pupils to be taken away into a dream-like place when they are immersed into their stories!

Diane Reeves who is a learning mentor at Holy Family Halewood Primary School deserves a big well done for being a runner up in the highly competitive School Support Star of the Year category. People who know Diane describe her as the driving force between personal, social, emotional and health activities which shows how much she means to the school.

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says: “The number of entries we had received is testament to the excellence and hard work seen in our schools and colleges across the North West. We are proud to host this event which champions the creativity, diversity and dedication of schools in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire.

“As one judge so eloquently put it – ‘It’s so reassuring to know the next generation of children are in such good hands.’ Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners, runners up and shortlisted schools.”