1 December 2015 15:41

Lancaster University hosted and sponsored this year’s Education Awards, which recognise the outstanding work in schools across the bay area.

Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, welcomed around 300 pupils, teachers and parents from schools in the region at a special ceremony on 26 November.

The Awards were also supported by a number of organisations and businesses, including Sainsbury’s and the Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor newspapers. 

Special guests included the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Jon Barry.

Professor Huttly presented the ‘Secondary School of the Year Award’, sponsored by the University, to Our Lady’s Catholic College in Lancaster.

Other winners included:

  • Primary School of the Year Award: Trumacar Primary School
  • Unsung Hero Award: Micaela Armstrong, from Stepping Stones Short Stay School
  • Creative Arts Award: Matthew Howarth, from Morecambe Community High School
  • Educational Tours Award:  Morecambe Road School
  • Young Scientist/Engineer Award:  Lydia Kitchen, from Our Lady’s Catholic College
  • Health and Wellbeing Award: Great Wood Primary School
  • Career Aspiration Award:  Morecambe Community High School
  • Innovation in Technology Award:  Robo Girls, an After School Club from Morecambe Community High School
  • Inspirational Teaching Award: Paul Slater, from Trumacar Primary School
  • Sports Achievement Award:  William Birchall
  • Sustainable School Award: Thurnham Glasson C of E Primary School
  • Secondary Pupil of the Year Award: Rachel Simpson, from Heysham High School
  • Primary School Pupil of the Year Award: Adam Marsh, from Bowerham County Primary School