The Lancaster Guardian & Morecambe Visitor are proud to announce their inaugural Lancaster & Morecambe Education Awards 2015.
These awards will celebrate primary and secondary education across the Bay area. Sponsored by Lancaster University, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students,teachers, schools and employees in the area, and their achievements on a daily basis.
The awards are designed not just to reward high achievement, but to also recognise the efforts of all levels and sectors of the education systemChris Daggett, editor
There are fourteen categories. They are Primary School of the Year Award, Secondary School of the Year Award, Inspirational Teaching Award, Primary School Pupil of the Year Award, Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award, Health & Well
Being Award, Sports Achievement Award, Sustainable School Award, Educational Tours Award, Unsung Hero Award, Creative Arts Award, Young Scientist/Engineer Award, Innovation in Technology Award and Career Aspiration Award.
Each category has its own criteria for nomination, which you can see on the opposite pages. We are inviting our readers to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates.
Editor Chris Daggett said: “We are are delighted to unveil our first Education Awards.
“They are a fitting way to celebrate the quality and diversity of education and students that exists across the bay area. The awards are designed not just to reward high achievement, but to also recognise the efforts of all levels and sectors of the education system.
“We want as many nominations as possible so we can honour schools and individuals and celebrate the undoubted young talent that exists in our area.
“But for people to get the recognition they deserve we need you tell us about them. So please get nominating now and help make our special awards evening an event to be remembered.”
To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier. Simply send in your nomination to The Promotions Department, Lancaster Guardian, 41 Northgate, White Lund, Morecambe, LA3 3PA.
Or you can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/person you are nominating, explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 23rd October.
A panel of judges will examine all nominations and select shortlisted finalists in each category. All finalists will be invited to a prestigious presentation evening, where the winners, as chosen by the judges, will be announced.
The awards presentation evening will be at Lancaster University on Wednesday 25th November.
The nominations shortlisted by our judges in this category will be featured in the Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor.
It is now over to you to let us know who you would like to nominate for an award and be in with the chance of winning one of these prestigious titles.
The Awards are open to primary and secondary schools only.
Sixth forms and nurseries are not valid for this competition.