Hard work pays off for staff and pupils

The Gazette Education Awards 2012 Lynne Davies (Holy Family Catholic Primary School), left, receives the Unsung Hero Award from Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes and Imperial Hotel duty manager Irene Southern.

The Gazette Education Awards 2012 Lynne Davies (Holy Family Catholic Primary School), left, receives the Unsung Hero Award from Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes and Imperial Hotel duty manager Irene Southern.

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A GLITTERING awards ceremony recognised the hard work and achievements of schools, students and teachers from across the Fylde coast.

The Gazette’s Education Awards, last night, celebrated the very best schools and their pupils and staff have to offer.

Ten high achievers, including a young entrepreneur, a taekwondo champion and a teacher who established an Olympic legacy sports group, were recognised for the contributions they make to their communities.

Jon Rhodes, Editor of The Gazette, said: “The awards showed the amazing diversity and calibre of education in our area and that great strides are being made in schools across the Fylde coast.”

Performing arts students from Blackpool and the Fylde College entertained around 200 guests with excerpts from their next show, Peter Pan.

Special guests, including the mayors and mayoresses of Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, and even Bling the Monkey, mascot at Sandcastle Waterpark, joined the celebrations at the Imperial Hotel on the Promenade, Blackpool.

SEE THIS SATURDAY’S GAZETTE FOR FULL COVERAGE, PICTURES AND REACTION FROM THIS YEAR’S EDUCATION AWARDS.