Search is on for school stars in annual awards

Last year's education award winners
Last year's education award winners
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The search is on for the county’s star pupils, schools and teachers with nominations now being sought for the Evening Telegraph’s Education Awards 2012.

We are looking for people who are in a class of their own to shine in our annual awards.

Our awards are designed to acknowledge the fantastic work which goes on in our schools by finding pupils and teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Evening Telegraph acting editor Neil Pickford said: “We want our readers, school heads, teachers, pupils and parents or guardians to nominate a special individual, a group of people or a school in one or more of the category options.

“Tell us why you feel this person, group or school deserves the recognition and an award for their achievements.

“Last year the awards were a great success and helped highlight the marvellous work which goes on in our schools.”

The Education Awards 2012 categories are: Headteacher’s Choice Award, School Project of the Year (Primary), School Project of the Year (Secondary), Student Overcoming Adversity, Sports Achievement Award, Arts Achievement Award, Inspiration Teacher of the Year and Unsung Hero.

A panel of education experts will decide on each of the category winners, except the ‘Unsung Hero’ category which we will ask readers to vote for.

A shortlist of nominees will be announced after the closing date and all finalists will be invited to a ceremony on July 11 at the Holiday Inn, off the A43, Geddington Road, Corby.

Nominations should include an explanation, no longer than 250 words, of why that person or group should be considered. Complete the form in today’s newspaper and on a separate A4 sheet of paper write or type your reasons why you are nominating the person, group or school.

Completed forms should be returned to; Maria Butlin, Proud of our Education Awards, Northants Evening Telegraph, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamtonshire, NN16 8GA.

EVENING TELEGRAPH EDUCATION AWARDS 2012

For further details call the Evening Telegraph on 01536 506100. Closing date for entries is May 18.