Prize evening offers inspiration

The third annual Merton Achievement Awards were hailed as “inspirational” following a glittering ceremony in Merton’s council chamber earlier this month.

The evening was an opportunity to honour students in the borough’s schools who have made excellent progress and achieved well in exams and also to congratulate those in the wider learning community who have made an outstanding contribution.

Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor David Chung was delighted the event had been so successful.

“The evening was the perfect way to acknowledge the inspirational achievements of Merton’s schools and learning community,” explained Councillor Chung. “We have so many talented staff and pupils in our schools and they deserve recognition for all the hard work they do.”

The awards were presented by the Chief Executive of Merton Council, Ged Curran, along with the head girl of Ricards Lodge, Rosi Holdsworth.

Special awards went to teams in Poplar and Hillcross primary schools respectively for the Louise Thomas Memorial Garden and for the superb work of the reception unit.

Two outstanding teachers were honoured – Ana Peliza from Raynes Park High and Suzanne Gordon from Sherwood Primary. The outstanding contribution from a pupil to the community award went to Andrew Harding of Bishopsford Community School for his work with animals.

A full list of winners is available from the Press office along with additional photos.


Notes to editors

Councillor David Chung is Merton’s Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning. Leading on ‘Education Merton’. Responsible for primary education, secondary education, joint work of future childrens’ services, post – 16 education, lifelong learning, pre-school childcare and schools reorganisation.

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