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Education Awards - Unsung Hero Award

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THE St Helens Reporter is once again running its hugely popular and prestigious Education Awards, in association with Carmel College.

Over the coming week, we will be outlining the twelve categories within these awards and inviting YOU to get involved by making nominations.

Children from Sutton Oak Primary School celebrate receiving their winner's trophy from Tesco's Helen Kelly at the 2014 awards presentation evening

Children from Sutton Oak Primary School celebrate receiving their winner's trophy from Tesco's Helen Kelly at the 2014 awards presentation evening

Today we are looking at the Unsung Hero Award, sponsored by Arnold Clark.

With this award, the focus is on paying tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have a positive impact on day-to-day life. It could be a student, a parent helper, dinner lady, teaching assistant, governor or simply a good hearted member of the community.

If you know someone who deserves recognition for selfless commitment, then tell us about them and nominate them for the Unsung Hero Award.

Last year’s winners were the pupils of Sutton Oak Primary School. They wanted to help the Oliver King Foundation, a charity set up commemorate a twelve year old boy who died from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Inspired by their teacher, Amanda Clarke, who climbed Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro, the pupils walked 5,895 metres around their field (the height of Kilimanjaro) and raised £3,500 towards half of the purchase of a defibrillator.

Arnold Clark is proud to once again be this year’s sponsor of the Unsung Hero category. A spokesman said: “We recognise the importance of supporting today’s youth through education. Everyone is equal, and should have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their abilities. We recognise that this award encourages a hunger and drive in students to accomplish what they are most capable of.”

How to nominate:

Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, St Helens Reporter, Promotions Department, c/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP. Or you can email your entry by clicking here. 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 if possible. Closing date for nominations is Friday, October 23.