The Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST) has commended the community spirit shown by the education sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multi-academy trust, which has 16 schools within its group, has been left inspired by the show of solidarity from school teams, pupils and students, along with families and the wider community.
LDST is particularly keen to applaud everyone that is donating to local causes, supporting small businesses and helping those working on the frontline.
Laurie Kwissa, CEO of LDST, said: “LDST puts collaboration at the heart of the community and this has never been as important as now. Families, schools, trusts, local authorities, charities – all pulling together to ensure our wonderful NHS are able to do the vital job that is needed. It really is wonderful to see communities united and collaborating with one shared purpose.”
LDST has also confirmed that it will continue to sponsor the Community Partnership Award at this year’s Educate Awards.
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “Once again we are thrilled to have the support of the Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust. As a MAT, they have such a great focus on community spirit and understand the need for schools and colleges to be fully integrated within the wider community.
“Due to current circumstances, we have extended this year’s entry deadline to Sunday 5 July to ensure schools and colleges have plenty of time to write their entries. We will no doubt see a real community focus in submissions.”
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