A TEACHER IN LOSSIEMOUTH has won a national prize that celebrates her contribution to children’s learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Rachel Wolford is the depute head at Hythehill Primary School in the town and recently made the journey to London for the final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards taking place at the House of Commons.
The ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching recognises Rachel’s ongoing commitment to the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths, which she’s shown through her involvement in STEM training for her colleagues across Moray.
Rachel won through despite stiff competition from other finalists from around the UK and said she was “thrilled and delighted” – as well as stunned – at coming out on top.
Vivienne Cross, head of schools and curriculum development at Moray Council, said receiving the accolade was nothing less than Rachel deserved.
She said: “I am delighted that Rachel has been recognised for the continuous work she does to promote STEM learning not only in her own school but across Moray by providing vital professional development for staff for a number of years.
“This accolade is well deserved and she should be justifiably proud of her achievement as we all are.”
The Awards recognise and celebrate a range of inspirational teachers and technicians from across the UK.
Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive of STEM Learning, added: “We all remember our inspiring teachers, and how much of an impact they can have on our future aspirations.
“It is such an 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.”