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Staff win county Education Awards

 Three of our incredible staff members have been recognized as heroes of education.

Three of our incredible staff members have been recognized as heroes of education.

Librarian Amy McKay and Assistant Librarian Christina Mangin won the Unsung Hero award at the 2015 Northamptonshire Education Awards and Learning Support Assistant Richard White was a finalist in the Inspirational Teaching of the Year category. 

All three received certificates and Amy and Christina were also presented with glass trophies at a special presentation evening last night at Wicksteed Pavilion in Kettering.

Amy said: “The Education Awards are a celebration of all the fantastic things that happen in schools around the county and it was lovely to be there representing CBA.

“We never expected to win but we always try to go the extra mile and it’s fantastic to know that is appreciated.”

Christina added: “We are in a school that supports libraries and we have supportive students and staff.

“It was lovely for us to see Richard being nominated for an award too and to share the night with him.”

Northamptonshire Newspapers’ Communities Content Editor Neil Pickford hosted the event on behalf of the Northamptonshire Telegraph and Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

He said: “Amy and Christina are true unsung heroes

“Just some of the things they have achieved are launching an international book club, running an annual chess tournament and setting up an online library catalogue. Their ongoing commitment to the students is incredible.”

Mr White was one of eight finalists in the Inspirational Teaching of the Year category which was one of the most hotly contested awards of the night.

He said: “It was an amazing event and it was an honour to be nominated.

“There were very worthy winners and I would like to congratulate Amy and Christina on winning their award.”

(Pictured above are Christina Mangin and Amy McKay receiving their trophies from award sponsor Steve Borondy of Western Power Distribution. Below Richard White is pictured third from the left with the other Inspirational Teaching award runners-up and Wicksteed Park's Wicky Bear. Photographs by Northants Telegraph)