Education Awards winners announced

Posted by cc576 at Nov 30, 2020 10:19 AM |
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The LeicestershireLive Education Awards took place last night, sponsored by the University, with local schools, educators and pupils recognised, along with a special Outstanding Education Citizen Award, also sponsored by the University.

Vice-chancellor and President Nishan Canagarajah, speaking at the virtual ceremony, said: “We sponsor these awards because we believe in the work of educators. Education changed my life and opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me. I want to ensure it does the same for others.

“As education providers, all of you here today are also giving of your knowledge, time and talent – you make a real difference to the lives of others. These awards are a tribute to you and a token of appreciation for your exceptional work.

“I am impressed to see so many outstanding nominees in so many different categories. You are all deserving winners in my eyes.”

Abi Mortiboys of Thomas Estley Community College won the University of Leicester’s Outstanding Education Citizen Award.

Abi has proven herself to be a kind, community-minded student, demonstrating the qualities Thomas Estley Community College is proud to help instil into students. She endured a particularly tough year, experiencing two personal bereavements, one of whom was her close friend and fellow student, who passed away at the age of just 15.

Abi’s response was to throw herself into fundraising for a Memorial Peace Garden at the college, raising £1,800 during lockdown. She has worked with the student’s family and the family of another student who had also recently passed away to secure donations for the garden, purchase items for it and mobilise a community team to do the groundwork and maintenance on the garden.

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