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Riverside Training supports Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press Education awards for another year as bumper nominations fly in

This year we have been inundated with nominations for our categories – in fact 2021 has been a record year for entries.

After what has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone involved within South Holland’s education system, our readers have joined us in highlighting those who deserve to be

The nominations are now closed and judges are bracing themselves for the incredibly difficult job of narrowing them down in preparation for what promises to be a special night in our calendar.

Winners and finalists in the 2018 Pre-School of the Year category, with Suzie Bulbeck (front centre) of Riverside Training. Photo: 050718110SG (47722750)
Winners and finalists in the 2018 Pre-School of the Year category, with Suzie Bulbeck (front centre) of Riverside Training. Photo: 050718110SG (47722750)

Despite the changes the pandemic has brought, one thing which is for certain is that a business which has continually supported our Education Awards has backed the event again for 2021.

Spalding-based Riverside Training offers training courses which meet a variety of needs.

Whether you are interested in undertaking an apprenticeship or updating your current skills, there is plenty of help at hand and this connection with learning means that Riverside Training is no stranger to the world of education.

The company, which is run by managing director Suzie Bulbeck, has joined us in celebrating the wonderful youngsters, terrific teachers and the extraordinary achievements of the schools in our area for several years.

Suzie said: “The evening is a fantastic celebration of those who go above and beyond to promote excellence within our pre-schools, primary and secondary schools across South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne.

“The awards recognise and reward a host of inspiring and innovative individuals and teams who really are the unsung heroes of education and it’s great to have the opportunity to applaud their hard work and commitment.

“They make a tangible difference to children’s early years and educational experience throughout their school lives.”

Riverside Training has this year sponsored the Pre-School of the Year award. The award celebrates those pre-schools whose dedication, innovation and hard work are making a real difference for their pupils.

The award also provides pre-schools with the opportunity to recognise the contributions that staff, individuals and teams make to the success and achievements of the overall pre-school environment.

This particular award has been sponsored by the company since the event was first established.

Suzie said: “It’s an extra special occasion for myself and the company. I am very proud that we are involved in the awards.

“In fact, Riverside Training has sponsored the Pre-School of the Year every year since the awards were established.

“The award recognises dedication, innovation and effort in providing Early Years education that has made a real difference to young lives. This has additional relevance to the company as we have helped many of the Early Years staff in the local area - including some of those nominated for the awards each year - to achieve their childcare qualifications.”

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Education Awards (46653648)
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Education Awards (46653648)

Due to the company’s long-standing involvement within the area, there is every chance that the winner of this year’s award may already be known to Suzie and her team.

Suzie added: “I am very much looking forward to meeting the award finalists and presenting the trophy and certificate to the winner of our category. However, if past experience of the awards is anything to go by, then I won’t be surprised if I already know the finalists and overall winner through the services we provide.”

The sixth Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press Education Awards will take place at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding on Thursday, July 8.

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