Efforts rewarded at our education awards

Awards were handed out to hardworking teachers, school staff and pupils at the Northamptonshire Telegraph’s Education Awards.

The awards ceremony took place at the Holiday Inn in Corby on Wednesday, July 11.

Mawsley Primary School won the Primary School Project of the Year award and Secondary School Project of the Year went to the sixth form council at Southfield School for Girls in Kettering.

The Student Overcoming Adversity Award went to Matthew Reynolds from Wrenn School in Wellingborough and the Headteachers Choice Award went to Helen Weatherson from Wrenn School.

The Arts Achievement of the Year category was won by the cast of the Hairspray Production which was put on by Wrenn School. The cast put on five performances – one to schoolchildren and four to the public.

Director Louise Ellis, who is assistant head of sixth form, said: “I’m so proud of them, they worked so hard. We had a six-month rehearsal process, three days a week.”

Sports Achievement of the year was won by Dawn Jenkinson from Isham School.

The Inspirational Teaching Award went to Anya Riches from Southfield School for Girls. She said: “It’s a massive surprise to win, there are lots of inspirational teachers at our school so I’m very lucky.”

The Unsung Hero Award, which was voted for by Northamptonshire Telegraph readers, went to the staff in student reception at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell.

Ann Hunt, who has been working in the student reception for 10 years, said: “We didn’t expect to win, it’s brilliant. We were so proud to be nominated.”