Outstanding schools and colleges from across the North West were triumphant, on Friday 29 January, after winning at the Educate Awards.
The ceremony, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, took place virtually and was streamed on YouTube, due to the current coronavirus restrictions in place. The Educate Awards would have normally been held at the Liverpool Cathedral in November 2020.
Presented by broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross, the live ceremony connected with judges and sponsors, via Zoom, who revealed the winning schools. The event then crossed live to the individuals from the winning schools to find out their reaction in real time.
St Cuthbert's was shortlisted for The Communication Award and and won the award for Outstanding Commitment to the Environment.
Mrs Twist, Headteacher of St Cuthbert's, said: "Anyone who knows me, knows how proud I am of St Cuthbert's and its community and this award is just an accolade to everybody in very difficult times.
"We're really proud to win the award, the projects that we have been doing have had a significant impact, directly on the students that we worked with and they've really been engaged and got onboard with hands on environmental projects that I think will carry through the whole of their lives.
"I really hope that when the children do return to the school building that we'll be able to continue with these projects and really make a difference to improve the lives of our young people.
"It would be so difficult to name all the people we want to thank, individually. However, we would like to say a massive thanks to the HYPE project, who have gone above and beyond helping our young students, our school staff have been exceptional working with our students, in particular our more vulnerable ones. And of course, our amazing Site Team who help us every day."
Senior Lecturer in Geography and Programme Leader for Climate Change at Liverpool John Moores University, Tim Lane, said: "This was an amazing award to judge and really showed me how much schools, the teachers and the students are doing for the environment because I think we all know the future of the environment is a huge topic and it's really the children who are going to help us get to where we need to be."