he winners pictured with the Mayor of Wigan Coun Steve Dawber

In pictures: Winners of the 2019 Wigan Education Awards

There were cheers and tears as the excellence of pupils, teachers, volunteers and schools was celebrated at the annual Wigan Observer and Wigan Post Education Awards


Excited staff and pupils along with the new borough mayor Coun Stephen Dawber packed into host Wigan and Leigh College’s conference room to discover which 12 nominees had triumphed in this year’s hotly contested competition.

Skye Burney wins Primary School Pupil of the Year and received her prize from Steven Downham-Clarke, vice-principal of category sponsor Myerscough College

1. Primary Pupil of the Year

Skye Burney wins Primary School Pupil of the Year and received her prize from Steven Downham-Clarke, vice-principal of category sponsor Myerscough College
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Beth Molyneux wins Secondary School Pupil of the Year at Wigan Education Awards. She is presented with her prize by Winstanley College principal Louise Tipping

2. Secondary Pupil of the Year

Beth Molyneux wins Secondary School Pupil of the Year at Wigan Education Awards. She is presented with her prize by Winstanley College principal Louise Tipping
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St Wilfrids CE Primary Academy wins Sustainable School of the Year and received their prize from Sharon Williams of category sponsor NSG Group

3. Sustainable School of the Year

St Wilfrids CE Primary Academy wins Sustainable School of the Year and received their prize from Sharon Williams of category sponsor NSG Group
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The Inspirational Teaching Award was awarded posthumously to Deanery High teacher Joe Nolan. His widow Debbie Nolan accepted the prize from St John Rigby College vice-principal James Gresty

4. Inspirational Teaching Award

The Inspirational Teaching Award was awarded posthumously to Deanery High teacher Joe Nolan. His widow Debbie Nolan accepted the prize from St John Rigby College vice-principal James Gresty
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