Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, we catch up with Educate award winner Lisa Mitchell, community coordinator at Gateacre School.
Lisa reflects on the school’s two award wins at the Educate Awards 2016; School Support Star of the Year and STEM Project of the Year.
- What did it feel like to be recognised for your work at Gateacre School and receive an Educate award?
It was a really lovely and surprising moment which wasn’t expected. What was most special was that support staff in schools were recognised for the work they do.
It was great to see the fantastic and varied work by the other shortlisted staff.
- How did your school community react to your two award wins?
As a school, we are always proud of any of our achievements and it was great to be recognised in these categories.
It was lovely to be able to share them with all the students that have been involved with the projects we have run whether it be with myself or via our STEM work.
A lovely moment was working with the runner up of the STEM Award, Rudston Primary school, just before Christmas and able to share good practice.
- Would you recommend the awards to other schools and colleagues?
Yes! Win or lose, it’s always great to see what everyone else is up to, be inspired as well as inspire others.
- Lastly, how would you sum up your evening at the Educate Awards 2016?
It is always a wonderful occasion and a great chance to celebrate all the hard work by all schools in the region.