This Award is open to all Primary Schools within the Bridgnorth area and a nomination form can be found on the following website

http://www.stmarysbc.shropshire.sch.uk/Documents/Letters/Sue%20Coyne%20nomination%20form.pdf

The nomination can either be submitted when complete to The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership c/o Mrs Jayne Seal, St Mary’s Bluecoat CE Primary School, Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth, WV15 5EQ or alternatively email to SueCoyne citizenshipaward@stmarysbc.co.uk.  The closing date for nominations is Friday, 24th April, 2015.

Sue Coyne was loved by all who knew her so it came as a huge shock when she died in 2011 aged 60. Working as a dinner lady and care taker at St Mary’s Bluecoat School in Bridgnorth and also with the Town Council, Sue went on to hold down numerous volunteer jobs at the same time, finding her calling of working with children. Such was her impact on the surrounding area, The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership has launched the Sue Coyne MBE Citizenship Award in her honour, sponsored through the Midcounties Co-operative, Lodge Lane and supported via St Mary’s Bluecoat School.

The group is looking for parents/carers, grandparents and also family members to nominate a pupil. The child may have helped someone with a disability, taken on a caring role or simply helped someone less fortunate than themselves.

David Yates, local Store Manager at The Midcounties Co-operative said: “We are proud to be sponsoring this Award  The Award will encourage people to play a bigger part in their community alongside us and give recognition to those who really champion the area.”

Shropshire Councillor Christian Lea, Chairman of The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership said “the idea of creating a Sue Coyne Memorial Citizenship Award for young people was first mentioned by Members of the Group. This Award will be a fitting tribute to the tremendous work which Sue did for so many years with young people and the disabled in the town,” he said.

A letter will be sent out to all parents who have nominated a pupil. The finalists will be whittled down by a separate panel to three nominations, with a shield, badge and prize awarded to the winners. A presentation will be made at St Mary’s Bluecoat CE School’s Fete on Saturday, 16th May.

Claire Gaskin, Executive Head Teacher of St Mary’s Bluecoat Primary and Worfield Endowed Primary School federation, said: “So often our children are judged on academic attainment. League tables and government targets often dominate. Whilst these have their place, we must never allow them to detract from the other outstanding achievements of young people within our community. This special award will celebrate the young people who quietly go about making a positive difference to the lives of others in the Bridgnorth community.”