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Awards are a class act


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Jack White and Lola May Canteron at Springwell Park Primary School's Breakfast Club supported by Riverside Jack White and Lola May Canteron at Springwell Park Primary School's Breakfast Club supported by Riverside


Liverpool-based housing association Riverside is helping recognise the achievements of schools in Merseyside by sponsoring an education award. 


Riverside is sponsoring the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award at the inaugural Educate Awards in Merseyside


Organised by Educate - the magazine for parents and pupils - the awards aim to celebrate the successes of schools in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley.


Tom McGuire, Divisional Director for Riverside, said: “We have an excellent relationship with the schools in the communities in which we operate. Over the last 12 months, we have supported some fantastic projects. These include Big Business, a seven-week work-based training project for high school pupils from Broadgreeen, Everton, Kensington, Bootle and St Helens; and Premier League Reading Stars, an initiative by the National Literacy Trust, which is encouraging primary school children to read. We also regularly support schools with a range of initiatives such as breakfast clubs aimed at improving attendance, or after-school cookery classes to help foster better eating habits in children.


“Now we are proud to be part of something which celebrates the dedication and commitment of teaching staff within schools and showcases the valuable work and innovation within Merseyside’s classrooms.”


Kim O'Brien, Executive Editor of Educate said:  “For those working in the education sector it's not been an easy ride. With the government intent on overhauling the system many teachers, pupils and parents have been left in limbo. Add to that the recent exam marking debate which has left school-leavers flummoxed and schools flabbergasted and it seems the world of education is at something of a low ebb.


“However, while we’re often encouraged to focus on the ‘bigger picture’, there are some occasions when doing so can mean you overlook a lot. While much may be going on in terms of the politics of education, there's even more happening on the frontline, where it really matters – at schools across our region – and that’s what we want to recognise.”


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