TWO schools from south Sefton proved to be top of the class after they won awards at this year’s Educate Awards.
Maricourt Catholic High School took home The Communication Award, whilst Netherton Moss Primary School won the Outstanding Arts in Primary School category and Hilary Lyall won the School Governor of the Year award.
Maricourt Catholic High School was applauded for demonstrating an excellent social media strategy.
Over the past year, the school has ensured that the right audiences were being reached across all of its social media platforms. These included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even TikTok.
Netherton Moss Primary School impressed judges for its dedication in helping pupils make sense of current affairs.
One way in which the school alleviated anxieties around the pandemic, whilst providing an historic and educational premise, was with a time capsule.
The time capsule was innovative, fresh and, most importantly, artistic.
Netherton Moss’ school governor, Hilary Lyall, was also recognised for playing a crucial role in the pandemic.
She was available for those who needed her all day, every day during this time, answering any questions or enquiries and providing advice and reassurance.
She also made sure that every member of staff received a letter of thanks from the governing body; “a gesture of gratitude that went a long way.”
The Educate Awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place at the Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, November 19.
The Educate Awards has 21 categories which focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.
Inspiring individuals are also recognised through the Teacher of the Year Award, School Support Star of the Year Award and the School Governor of the Year Award.