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St Helens Reporter Education Awards 2012 at St Helens College. Pictured are the winners of The Education Awards 2012
St Helens Reporter Education Awards 2012 at St Helens College. Pictured are the winners of The Education Awards 2012
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THE St Helens Reporter’s inaugural Education Awards were held last week, being hailed as a stunning success.

The event - held at St Helens College’s town centre campus - honoured those making a difference in our schools.

Sponsored by St Helens College, teacher, pupils and parents from across the borough were invited to the bash.

Those attending heard inspiring stories from a host of nominees as well as the winners themselves.

Saints skipper Paul Wellens was on hand to present one of the awards, and happyly stayed on afterwards to chat with youngsters, sign autographs and pose for photographs.

All winners went home with a trophy created by the team at the World of Glass.

St Helens Council director of education Susan Richardson also spoke on the importance of the awards, and thanked the Reporter for staging the awards and celebrating the fantastic achievements of our town’s young folk.

And St Helens College’s assistant principal Brian Dean told the gathered youngsters to be proud of their accomplishments - and to make plenty of noise celebrating the winners!

The full winners list:

Primary school pupil of the year - Kaye Sparrow, St Aiden’s CoE

Second school pupil of the year - Joshua Downey, Haydock Sports College

Sustainable school of the year - St Teresa’s Catholic Primary

Inspirational teaching award - Liam Gorman, St Anne’s Catholic Primary

Sports achievement award - Cowley International College

School Lifestyle award - St Aidan’s Primary School

Unsung Hero Award - Joshua Clarke, Cowley International College

Primary School of the year award - Merton Bank Primary School

Secondary School of the year award - Haydock Sports College