Unsung Hero Awards 2016
A massive congratulations to the winners of our Unsung Hero Awards who were presented with their trophies and restaurant vouchers by Mrs Seddon at The Bay Radio today. We think you are all wonderful and hope you display your awards with pride and enjoy a well-deserved meal at a top Lancaster restaurant!
We began planning the awards with The Bay back in February as we wanted to find a way to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication from our primary school colleagues. We know how hard everyone in schools work on a daily basis for the community's youngsters and this can often go unnoticed.
The Bay promoted the awards live on air for 3 weeks and listeners were encouraged to nominate staff from local schools with a paragraph explaining why the person was a deserved winner.
The judges – Mrs Seddon, Mrs Eaves and Miss Walker from Our Lady’s, along with Jody from The Bay – were then tasked with selected the shortlist. It was really lovely reading all the wonderful things that parents, children and workmates had to say about the nominees, though this made narrowing down the list very difficult!
Once shortlisting was completed The Bay announced the names and then the live voting was opened on their website. There was an astounding 6000 plus votes, we were absolutely thrilled with such a positive response, and the winners were announced on Friday 27th May.
A big thank you to everyone who got involved, nominating and voting, it really meant a lot to the winners – we could tell by the smiles on their faces!
Teaching Assistant Unsung Hero 2016 - Laura Mather
Primary School Teacher Unsung Hero 2016 - Jenny Davies
Lunchtime Staff Unsung Hero 2016 - Michele Stewart
Admin/Support Staff Unsung Hero 2016 - Anne Hope