Wednesday, June 25, 2008

News: Rotherham teacher scoops enterprise award


Paula Harmer, Headteacher at Thorpe Hesley Junior School in Rotherham has been awarded the Teaching Award for Enterprise for the North of England. Paula's staff and pupils have created a "whirlind of industry" at the school after linking up with the innovative Rotherham Ready Initiative. The school has established a vegetable plot in order to produce cash crops, entered a song contest, set up a logo competition, founded a radio station, organised litter picking, learnt first aid, produced and sold CDs of school productions, run a bookshop and book fairs, fundraised for charity, and disseminated their ideas on a website. Paula believes passionately that enterprise is central to modern education and that the school “will be a place of innovation, offering an excellent, all-round education. Young people will be encouraged and supported to become valued members of tomorrow's society." And she is now developing a creative new school-wide curriculum based around themes of developing children’s independence and creativity.
Teaching Awards website
Rotherham Ready website


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