On Friday night over 250 guests gathered in the magnificent surroundings of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, to recognise and celebrate the achievement of schools from across Merseyside, at the 2014 Educate Awards. Guests including former Lord Mayor Gary Millar and Head Teacher Mrs Silcock were treated to a fabulous array of performances, including The Belvedere Academy Chamber Choir, and our wonderfully talented Year 13 students Jack Kauffman – Harding and Kelsey Walsh, who wowed the audience with a duet taken from our fantastic 2014 production of ‘Into the Woods’. Our involvement in the ceremony did not end there, with our gifted photographer Sam Elcock from Year 13 capturing some excellent photographs as part of the event’s official photography team.
Taking part in the ceremony for the very first time The Blue Coat School was delighted to be shortlisted for three awards, a wonderful testament to the enthusiasm and hard work of all students and staff at the school. At the end of the evening we were privileged to come away from such a prestigious ceremony as runners up in The Communication Award, with our new school website and social media platforms recognised by the judges, alongside our engagement with the school community and wider community. Special thanks go to the Parents Association and the MBNA Foundation for their significant financial contribution to the new website.
The 2014 Educate Awards provided a fantastic opportunity to learn about all of the amazing projects that schools from across Merseyside have been involved in over the past 12 month.
Kim O’Brien, executive editor of Educate Magazine, said: “With winners from all the boroughs in Merseyside, this year’s Educate Awards showcased the high standards, innovation and passion of all our schools and teachers. I’m proud to be a part of showcasing these amazing individuals and establishments and celebrating their successes to the community.”