Success at the 2021 Pride of South Holland Awards

Success at the 2021 Pride of South Holland Awards

Staff and students from Spalding Academy were winners for two awards and were shortlisted for another award at the annual ‘Pride of South Holland Awards’ ceremony, which took place at the South Holland Centre on Sunday 28th November 2021.

Due to Covid, the event could not take place in 2020 so all of the nominations from 2020 were carried over meaning there many more nominations this year.

Our school were nominated in three separate categories and we are incredibly proud that Spalding Academy Cafe Central won ‘Before & After School Social Activities’, Amanda Halifax won ‘Caring Neighbour’ and Alia Jones was shortlisted for ‘Young Achiever’.

The awards organised by The Spalding Voice and Tulip Events have been held annually since 2013 and recognises unsung heroes, those who have gone out of their way or given up their time and the dedicated people working in the community.

Before & After School Social Activities Award

  • First Place – Spalding Academy Cafe Central

CRITERIA – This award is for the school or teacher who has demonstrated a need for an activity in ‘out of school hours’, made them interesting and captivated young people to attend before and after school, giving them extra social curriculum.

WHY NOMINATED – The Cafe Central won the award for their breakfast service and the extra effort they made to make the environment more appealing with music and artwork. The cost of the breakfast items are affordable and by offering free porridge meant that all students were able start the day without missing this vital meal. Well done to Tony and his team for their efforts in providing this service.

Caring Neighbour Award

  • First Place – Amanda Halifax

CRITERIA – This award is for a caring and considerate figure in their neighbourhood who goes out of their way to help others in their community.

WHY NOMINATED – Everyone who knows Amanda, will know what a caring, considerate and inspiring person she is and always puts others first. When she is not teaching Technology and Art, she is volunteering to help with celebrations, proms and charity events. Out of school, she is always helping friends and neighbours by running errands, baking cakes or fighting for local campaigns and has even volunteered abroad to teach aerobics. Amanda is such a deserving winner and we are glad she has been recognised.

Young Achiever Award

  • Third Place – Alia Jones

CRITERIA – The Young Achiever Award recognises those young people in the community who have excelled in school, sport, business and in community projects.

WHY NOMINATED – When Erin was in Year 6 at her primary school she wrote a book ‘Kiki the Worry Monster’ after workly closely with a practitioner at Healthy Minds which is delivered by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundations Trust. The book has been made available from their website (click here to download) where it can help others like Erin. We are proud to have inspirational students like Erin at our school.

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