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Sefton Schools’ successes at Educate Awards

Cllr. John Joseph Kelly, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Safeguarding has welcomed the news that two Sefton schools were announced as winners at last night’s Educate Awards ceremony.

During the online event, Litherland High School were announced as Most Inspirational Secondary School Award and also came runner up in The Communication Award category.

And, Netherton Moss Primary School won the Outstanding Arts in Primary School Award.

Viewers were also wowed by Formby High School’s pre-recorded performance of Stormzy’s ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ which opened the show. The school was named runner up in the Outstanding Commitment to Arts in Secondary School.

Excellence

Cllr Kelly said: “I am delighted to hear of the success of these Sefton schools in these awards that recognise excellence across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

“Well done to all the pupils and staff at Litherland High School and Netherton Moss Primary School involved and also to those at Formby High School for their inspring performance to open the ceremony and for being runners up in the Outstanding Commitment to Arts in Secondary School.”

The ceremony, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place virtually and was streamed on YouTube, due to the current coronavirus restrictions in place.

Reactions

Presented by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross, the live ceremony connected with judges and sponsors, via Zoom, who revealed the winning schools. The event then crossed live to the individuals from the winning schools to find out their reaction in real time.

Each of the 21 awards focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.

Congratulations

Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “A huge congratulations to all the winning Sefton schools! I would also like to say a big well done to the runners-up, those who were shortlisted and everyone who took the time to enter last year. You should all be very proud of yourselves!

“It has been really tough for those working in schools and we are so pleased that we have managed to find a way to shine a spotlight on the hard work and dedication that goes on inside and outside of school. We hope this has given a much-needed lift to those in education, given the incredibly challenging times we are going through at the moment.”

You can watch the Educate Awards ceremony here.