North East School Awards 2013: Last chance to nominate

TIME is running out for people to send in their nominations for our North East School Awards.

Schools Awards 2013

TIME is running out for people to send in their nominations for our North East School Awards.

The deadline for entries to our popular annual campaign is tomorrow.

Once again, The Journal has teamed up with its sister paper on Teesside, the Evening Gazette, to bring you the North East School Awards.

The aim is to celebrate the hard work taking place in our region’s schools and to praise the staff who make it all possible.

Northumbrian Water is sponsoring the Best School in the Community category.

A spokesman said: “As a company, we are immersed in local community life and believe that the future education, health and well-being of our children is of prime importance.

“By working in partnership with a local theatre company, Northumbrian Water has already encouraged more than 18,000 primary pupils to not waste water, change bad water habits into good ones and learn how to keep their drains happy and healthy.

“Schools are at the heart of communities and, as a sponsor of the Journal and Evening Gazette’s Schools Awards, Northumbrian Water will celebrate the achievements and outstanding contributions that individuals have made to children’s lives.”

The awards are also sponsored by the Centre for Life, Nexus and the University of Sunderland.

There are nine award categories to choose from – five for individuals and four for class projects.

The individual awards are: Inspirational Primary School Teacher of the Year; Inspirational Secondary School Teacher of the Year; Inspirational Headteacher of the Year; School Support Staff of the Year; and Caretaker of the Year.

The project awards are: Sustainable/Environment School; Healthy School; Best School in the Community; and Learning through the Internet and ICT. A ceremony, hosted by Metro Radio’s breakfast show presenters Steve and Karen, will be staged at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club on July 18.

The winners will be presented with a trophy and there will be a cash prize for the project awards. To find out more, or to enter, see

Alternatively, nominations can be sent by post to Ashleigh Smithson, ncjMedia Ltd, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE1 1ED.

Closing date is noon tomorrow.


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