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Norfolk Innovation Awards 2017

CANCELLED DUE TO GENERAL ELECTION ON THE SAME DAY.

Here are all last year’s participants.  For details of now to enter this year, please click on Innovation Awards

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Norfolk Way Update, October 2016

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George Le Bon of Scarning Primary School won an annual pass to Banham Zoo, for his outstanding work at KS2. This prize was kindly sponsored by the New Zoo project.

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Jack Tovee and his fellow students Abi Moore and Alicia Marchi-Brown of Wymondham High Academy won the Best Nuffield Crest A Level project. They each received a £50 Amazon voucher, kindly donated by Lintott Control Systems of Norwich, to help them by some books as they headed off to university.

See link here to an article on Lintott Control Systems website

Twins Aaron and Lili Nicholson of Dereham Neatherd School won a farming experience at interactive farming / ag engineering day at Easton and Otley College.

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Lois Mack of Flegg High School won the category for most Inspiring Secondary Teacher.   She was given £100 of Chapelfield Vouchers kindly sponsored by Aquaterra Energy.

Lois said:  “I am thrilled to have received this award, thank you to Aquaterra Energy for sponsoring the award.  Stem at Flegg has come a long way and as a department we are working hard to engage students in the opportunities that science and all of the stem subjects have to offer.”

Northrepps Primary School won the category “Best Primary School Science Project”. The class won a trip to the Green Britain Centre at Swaffham, which they will be taking next year.

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The Head Teacher Angie Hamilton said:

Thank you so much for the prize. I was not expecting to win…. We are a very small school and don’t win many trophies so we are delighted with this.  We are now developing the work we do at The Mun not just across both our school but into pre-school and with parents.

Thank you for a really lovely evening.

Best regards,

Angie Hamilton

Jonathan Barber of Thurton Church of England Primary School won the category of Most Inspiring Junior School Teacher.

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The prize was sponsored by the Wayland Partnership and their chairman, Jan Godfrey said:

We are delighted to be able to sponsor this award. Teaching is a challenging career and good teachers are worth more than gold. As a former teacher in a senior role at a secondary school, I know only too well how important it is for our children at every age to be taught by people who are passionate about teaching, about their subject and about life and who can inspire the children to have the same passion for life and learning and curiosity about the world in which they live.

Jan Godfrey

Other comments:

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“As a Norfolk based engineering company that is passionate about encouraging young people from our County to challenge themselves and enter higher education to study STEM related subjects, we felt this significant award recognising the outstanding achievements of all those teachers who inspire children in this field, fitted perfectly with our philosophy and aims. Therefore we’ve been delighted to sponsor the award for “Most Inspiring Secondary / Sixth Form Science or STEM Teacher”, and we were thrilled at the amazingly strong set of nominations for the award from across the County, rightly acknowledging so many deserving teachers. Of course, there can only be one winner, and it was a real pleasure to see Lois Mack from Flegg High School collect the award at the presentation evening and we wish her, and all those worthy runners up more success in the years to come”.

Steve Way, Chartered FCIPD   Human Resources Manager, Aquaterra Energy Ltd


It was wonderful to be able to contribute to such occasions; promoting and rewarding the work for achievements in the education sector.

Best wishes,

Sally-Anne Hinkley


I thought the event was wonderful. A really good celebration of some special people.

Best wishes,

Nick King
Headteacher
Scarning VC Primary School


Dear Hilary,

Thank you again for organising the event, I know it must have taken a lot of time and effort on your part and on behalf of my colleagues and myself at Sprowston High School I would like to extend my thanks to yourself, George and Wymondham Academy for making it such an enjoyable evening.

Kind Regards,

Maria Sheldrick, Sprowston High


Hilary,

Thanks to everyone involved in the evening. It was a lovely event.

Yours,

Ben Dewhurst

Wymondham College


Norfolk Innovation Awards

Over 150 students, parents, teachers and local businesses will come together at Wymondham High Academy to celebrate the second year of the Awards.

George Freeman MP says:

“This is an evening about the young, the future and a brighter tomorrow.

For too long, I believe Norfolk has been regarded as a rural backwater, in education and in particular the all-important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

I am delighted that through these awards supported by and in conjunction with some of the leading businesses and skill agencies in our area, we are celebrating the best and inspiring the rest by rewarding the best examples of science and innovation in schools and colleges.

Together, we will help build a network of Norfolk enterprise and innovation to help power the Norfolk Economy for the 21st Century”.

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Winners and Nominees

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Fighting aggressive development in rural Norfolk

Fmattishall_planning_fullighting aggressive and inappropriate overdevelopment and promoting sustainable models of rural development has been a central mission of mine.

That’s why I was delighted that the voice of local residents, councillors and the action group Mattishall Matters have been heard and that the developers appeal for 90 homes in rural Mattishall has been dismissed by the Planning Inspector.

Having a Neighbourhood Plan in place is the best way to ensure that development is always in keeping with our area’s traditions and heritage and I will continue to support this process for our towns and villages.  To read more on this click here.


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Tech Corridor Vision for A11

Having worked as a technology entrepreneur in our area before coming to Parliament, I have spent the last five years working with Ministers to make an ‘Innovation Corridor’ a reality, with upgraded transport links driving a new cycle of growth in the local economy.

With the dualling of the A11 and A47 secured, I believe we now have a once-in-a-generation chance to make the Eastern region the New California, a pioneering hub of cutting-edge technology businesses driving new jobs, opportunities and skills training across the region.

This report “The A11 Growth Corridor Feasibility Study” is another major step towards that vision.

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2016 Farmhouse Breakfast

The Wayland Partnership warmly invite you to the 2016 Farmhouse Breakfast. A great opportunity to celebrate local distinctiveness – and the local food, farming and tourism sectors. It is also a great opportunity to meet new people and ‘sell’ what you do to other businesses in the area. Feel free to bring leaflets etc.WaylandBreakfast

Jan Godfrey MA MBE
The Wayland Partnership
Wayland House, Watton
Norfolk IP25 6AR
DD 01953 880202
Reg Charity 1081310
jan@jangodfrey.net


Norfolk Innovation Awards

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Award Categories

  1. Outstanding contribution to Science/STEM subjects at Key Stage 2
  2. Outstanding contribution to Science/STEM subjects at Key Stage 3
  3. Outstanding contribution to Science/STEM subjects at Key Stage 4
  4. Most Innovative Junior School Science/STEM Project
  5. Most Inspiring Junior School Teacher
  6. Most Inspiring Secondary School STEM Teacher
  7. Best Nuffield Crest ‘A’ Level Project
  8. Best Idea for a Commercial Innovation

After the enormous success of the inaugural awards last year, and with winners from across all the Norfolk schools, I am thrilled and delighted to announce details for this year’s competition.

For too long, I believe Norfolk has been regarded as a rural backwater, in education and in particular the all-important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

If we are going to unlock the full potential of Norfolk’s young people and equip them to success in the increasingly competitive global economy, and to seize and benefit from the growing opportunities on their doorstep here in the Eastern Region, then we must do all we can to promote the spirit of innovation and enterprise in our area and encourage the next generation. I am delighted that through these awards supported by and in conjunction with some of the leading businesses and skill agencies in our area, we are celebrating the best and inspiring the rest by rewarding the best examples of science and innovation in schools and colleges.

Together, we will help build a network of Norfolk enterprise and innovation to help power the Norfolk Economy for the 21st Century.

Category details can be downloaded here.

Nomination form can be downloaded here and emailed for the attention of George Freeman, MP to innovationawards@wh-at.net

If you have any queries please do not hesitateto get in touch with Hilary Gauthier in my Wymondham office on 01953 600617.

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About The Norfolk Way

The Norfolk Way is a not-for-profit campaign to raise aspiration and inspire entrepreneurial achievement in rural Norfolk. We do this in three ways:

  • Through the Norfolk Way Bursary Scheme which support students by providing mentoring and real projects and experiences in local businesses.
  • By building links between local schools and local businesses here in Norfolk through our flagship programme The Norfolk Way Innovation Awards.
  • By promoting the voice of business and the importance of a new vision of sustainable rural economic development with networking events and policy forums.

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Norfolk Way founder wins Award

George was thrilled to win the Grassroot Diplomat Business Driver award in Spring 2015.

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