South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Community’s best recognised in Love Barrow Awards

Staff and Trustees from South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust helped to celebrate the best of the best in our community at the Love Barrow Awards.

The Trust is a patron of the awards, which recognises local heroes and community superstars who go the extra mile.

Among the winners were Ormsgill School pupil Lilly-Mae Grimes who won the Young Citizen of the Year sponsored by Kimberly-Clark.

Lilly-Mae helps two children with additional needs at school and won for her caring heart learning about their conditions and how to communicate.

Speaking in her awards video she said: “If I felt left out, I would feel lonely like I had no friends. I thought I wouldn’t like it so maybe I should just include them like everyone else.”

“It makes me feel happy and it makes them happy and it makes me who I am.”

Her Headteacher Mick Cull was also shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by BAE Systems for going above and beyond for staff, children and the community in his role.

“I’m really privileged to have such an amazing team – teachers, support staff, midday supervisors, office staff, caretakers everyone is just absolutely amazing.

“We have this shared vision of what we want for our children. There is so many great teachers in Barrow, in my school and across our multi-academy Trust, it’s incredibly rewarding.”

He paid tribute to the overall winner was Jez Mark who supports the local education system with his work at the Pupil Referral Unit.

Winner of this year’s Love Barrow Awards Ambassador of the Year was Rebecca Robson who is in involved in education in her role as a governor at Greengate Junior School, where she is a former pupil.

She is now the senior officer at Women’s Community Matters and was recently recognised for her work when she was awarded an MBE in the King’s New Years Honours List.

“I am really proud to be from Barrow, born and educated here, and I have my dream job working at Women’s Community Matters,” she said. “To receive this award on International Women’s Day is really special, and this award is not about me, it recognises all the wonderful people who work alongside me”.

Over 180 people attended this year’s awards and raised nearly £1,200 for the Furness Homeless Support Group.

Chair of the Love Barrow Awards, DT Guest, said he had seen the awards go from strength-to-strength.

“The awards are only possible due to the continued support we have from our fantastic sponsors, and I would like to thank them, and the committee who give up their time to bring the awards to life. Most importantly, I must thank the over 500 individuals and groups who make the area such a fantastic community. Everyone nominated deserves recognition.”


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

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Tel: 01229 824 210
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust