Inspirational schools and colleges honoured in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners 2018

Inspirational teachers and staff from throughout Northern Ireland were honoured at the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.

Taking place annually, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of STEM subjects.

The Parliament Buildings in Stormont was host to the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.  The Northern Ireland award winners will be shortlisted for the national awards to be held at The Royal Society in London on 26 June 2018.

The 2018 Northern Ireland winners

ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching for primary teachers

Kerrie Wilson, Duneane Primary School, Toomebridge

ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching for secondary teachers

Colin Louden, Lisneal College, Derry/Londonderry

ENTHUSE Award for STEM Primary School of the Year

St Columba’s PS, Straw, Draperstown

ENTHUSE Award for STEM Primary School of the Year

Lisneal College, Derry/Londonderry

ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching for technicians and support staff

Karen Murphy, St Louise’s College, Belfast

The Education Authority (EA) has been working in partnership with STEM Learning since 2012 to provide high-quality development programmes for teachers and technicians aimed at improving outcomes for pupils and schools.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Dr Gill Humes, EA Lead Officer for Project ENTHUSE paid tribute to all the nominees and to the ENTHUSE team who provide quality development opportunities for teachers and support staff. She said:

“I would like to congratulate all the schools and staff nominated for the 2018 ENTHUSE Awards and thank them for the work that they do in inspiring the young people in our classrooms to embrace STEM subjects.

“A teacher’s time is valuable so any time spent out of the classroom must be worthwhile and bring about improved outcomes for pupils. The programme in Northern Ireland has higher recruitment than anywhere else in the UK, and is growing in reputation, and so I would like to thank the team that has helped build this over the past six years.”

STEM Learning’s Chief Executive Yvonne Baker, added:

"It is an absolute honour to celebrate the amazing teachers and technicians through the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards - every one of the nominees is a winner, and I know that each of them will continue to make a difference to young people’s lives across the UK.”

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