EDUCATION AWARDS: Looking for a community champion

Kevin Pallister, Kerry Sauntson, Julia Cole and Craig Delaney from Calthrops
Kevin Pallister, Kerry Sauntson, Julia Cole and Craig Delaney from Calthrops
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It was pure drama at the 2014 Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press education awards as Bourne Academy teacher Ted Fisk joyfully lifted the Contribution in the Community Award.

Mr Fisk was recognised for his passionate and tireless work to promote drama, music and the performing arts right across Bourne and the Deepings.

This award is presented to an individual, class or school for a service that benefits the community.

Judges will look for any activities, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate a real commitment to their local neighbourhood

The Contribution to the Community Award is sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors, who have offices in Spalding and Holbeach, and whose former and current staff have provided a variety of legal services to clients for more than 150 years.

As one of the most established legal practises in Spalding, Calthrops has extended its presence in South Holland by also having an office in Holbeach.

A spokesman for Calthrops, said: “Calthrops Solicitors are positioned at the heart of the community. Our premises are situated centrally in the market place of Spalding (and on the High Street in Holbeach) and a number of our Partners and Staff are involved in community activities whether faith-based, charitable or otherwise and contributing to the community is part of our ethos in addition to being of service to our many Clients locally and further afield.

“We view the education of children as an important aspect of society and it is a subject very dear to the hearts of a number of our Partners and Staff. It is therefore natural that we would want to support the Education Awards and specifically encourage those who have made a contribution to the local community through their school. Allowing children to grasp the benefits of giving back to others and society generally is an objective which perhaps more than ever these days is of value”.

Nominations are open for our second Education Awards from schools in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and villages south of Boston.

The criteria, award sponsors and nomination details can be found by clicking on the Education Awards section of this website.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, October 16, and for a nomination form, call Mark Stanford on 01553 817354.