Schools are essential to any community and our towns and villages in South Holland, South Kesteven and greater Boston would be all the poorer without them.
It’s in this spirit that the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Business Awards, sponsored by Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, is inviting nominations for a Contribution to the Community Award.
This category, sponsored by Riverside Training, Spalding, is for the pupil, student, class or school that has come up with an initiative, project or service which demonstrates a real commitment and benefit to their community.
Riverside Training was established in 2006 as a private training provider offering childcare and management training for people throughout Lincolnshire.
More than 800 students have achieved childcare and management qualifications through Riverside Training and after an inspection in December, it was given an excellent grading by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education.
Suzie Bulbeck, director of Riverside Training, said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity of sponsoring the Contribution to the Community Award category as part of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards 2014.
“This award is important to ourselves as we work closely within the community to offer people the opportunity to study for their qualifications with tutors who care about their students, ensuring they have the support required to ensure they succeed in achieving their qualifications.
“Our staff have over 30 years’ experience of delivering qualifications to childcare workers, teaching assistants and managers in the workplace.
“All the members of staff at Riverside have a considerable amount of experience in delivering relevant qualifications to practitioners, teaching assistants and managers in early years’ settings.
“Between us, our staff have accumulated many years’ experience of working, assessing and delivering courses and qualifications within the sectors of teaching, childminding, business administration and management.
“Riverside currently offers a range of learning opportunities for professionals at all levels, from basic babysitting to management qualifications, with many of the courses being part-funded subject to status.”
If your school has organised an event or project to help make your community better, this is the category to enter.