Local schools come top of the class

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Halewood Academy winning the ‘Innovative and Creative Literacy Award’. Pic © Halewood Academy

Schools across the North West scooped up prizes at the Regional Education Awards held at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, with local teachers among those celebrating.

Halewood Academy picked up one of the honours on the night as they received the ‘Innovative and Creative Literacy Award’ for its project ‘Pride and Promises Poetry Anthology’.

The project tasked students and staff to write poems around the theme of ‘Pride and Promises’.

Efforts came flooding in and the school was so impressed with the contributions that they decided to publish the poems in an anthology, which they made available to purchase via Amazon.

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Halewood Academy Head Teacher Gareth Evans told JMU Journalism: “It means a lot to the school to win this award.

“Three years ago the school was in ‘special measures’ and was in a difficult situation. However, the staff have worked incredibly hard and turned the school around into the ‘Good’ school it is today. For the school to receive any award means that all that hard work has been worth it.”

The likes of Alsop High School in Walton and All Saints Sixth Form College in Garston scooped up ‘The Communication Award’ and ‘The Career Aspiration Award’ respectively, among other Merseyside accolades.

The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its seventh year and Friday’s event hosted 600 guests, with 21 prizes being handed out to schools across the North West, including the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool John Moores University is one of the associate sponsors of the Regional Education Awards, alongside various other organisations, universities and schools.

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