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Outstanding Community Members Receive Virtual Schools Awards

Two valued members of the Fulston community were prize winners at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury on Sunday 15th September.

Two valued members of the Fulston community were prize winners at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury on Sunday 15th September. The awards, presented by Virtual Schools is a celebration to recognise the outstanding work undertaken by various people within Kent. Virtual Schools, part of KCC, oversee all Children In Care and ensures that their wellbeing is looked after and that progress in their studies is being achieved. Year 10 Stanhope student, Ruby Shaw, received the silver award for ’Helping in the Community’ and was nominated for her work with other students and for her participation in the regular Swale Youth Forum meetings. Ruby, who won £50 of Love to Shop vouchers, a medal and a trophy, said “I am really proud of myself. I was so happy to receive the award and especially as I got a better prize than Miss Caulfeild-Browne!”. Miss Caulfeild-Browne, Student Support Manager, was one of only five teachers in Kent to receive the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Children in Care’ Award. She said “I was absolutely overwhelmed to receive the award. It was an amazing day and was wonderful to see Ruby collect her award also”. Miss C-B was nominated by Joanne Hayes, Assistant Head for West Kent, Virtual School Kent, and announced “Lucy has provided outstanding support to our young people who attend her school this year. She is always available to them, they trust her and find her easy to talk to. Despite some very challenging issues with some of the young people Lucy has always worked to understand what is behind the behaviour and consequently the young people feel supported and understood and are able to share their worries and their issues”.