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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Dedicated Barrow governor’s efforts are an inspiration for school

A POPULAR governor described as a “true hero and inspiration” has been nominated for an award.

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‘true hero’ Norma Halpin, who is up for a Golden Apples award for her work as a governor at Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School

Anyone can nominate teachers, support staff, whole schools or individual learners for a CN Education award. Click here to nominate

Norma Halpin, a governor at Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School, has been put forward for the Community Involvement award in the 2014 Golden Apples.

Mrs Halpin, who has been involved with the Barrow school for more than 13 years, was nominated by Rose Winward. Mrs Winward, the school’s finance administrator said: “Norma is one of the most giving people I have ever met. She is kind, caring and thoughtful and gives her time generously to school.

“She goes out of her way to help with cooking, gardening, helping in the office, in the classroom, going on school trips, sports days, helping at school fairs, fundraising ideas, stocking up the school tuck shop, attending school council meetings as well as her ‘normal’ governor role.

“She has been linked to our school for many, many years and is part of why our school is warm, friendly and welcoming.

“You may think she did not have much else going on to give up so much time helping us but she plays a very active part in community life in other ways too with flower arranging classes, being part of sports teams and helping her family.

“A true hero and inspiration to many; staff, children and parents alike.”

Mrs Halpin said she was honoured to be nominated.

Anyone can nominate a learner, teacher or others from education, for a Golden Apple award up until the closing date of Friday, July 25.

We want the stars of education, training and learning from Furness, South Cumbria and Millom to shine in the Cumbria-wide awards.

There are 19 categories. Specialist categories include the Special Needs, Fit for Life and New Technology in Learning awards. The awards are free to enter.

They are supported by the University of Cumbria and Inspira. To enter, visit www.cneducationawards.co.uk, call 01228 612617 or collect a form from the Evening Mail, in Abbey Road, Barrow.

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