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Church School Wins Regional Award *Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 01 Jul, 2015 10:35 AM

Durweston CE VA Primary School, Dorset, is the South West and Wales Primary regional winner in the Church School Awards 2012. Ten regional winners were announced in total.

Church School Wins Regional Award *Updated

Church School Awards 2012

Schools from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland were asked to describe what ‘nurturing global citizenship’ and ‘fostering community cohesion’ meant to them, and how those principles were embedded in school life.

The regional prizes will be awarded at a gala event, with a national winner in each of the Primary and Secondary phases drawn from these regional winners.

Durweston's Head Teacher, Liz Wesley-Barker, said, "We're overjoyed to receive this honour. Our staff and governors work hard to ensure that our children have the best possible education and grounding in life skills."

She added, "Through local community initiatives and child initiated fund raising for projects both near and far, children at Durweston know they have a voice and that some action is better than none, however big a problem or challenge may seem. We aim to show empathy not sympathy and recognise that love acted out can transform our communities."

The Gala, hosted by Children's TV presenter Kirsten O'Brien, will take place at Methodist Church House, London, on the afternoon of Thursday 28 June. VlPs, sponsors and partners of the Church School Awards will present the schools with their prizes.

The Durweston children themselves will do a 3-min presentation on behalf of their school.


Durweston School’s website
Diocesan Board of Education
Church School Awards 2012

Further information contact
Michael Ford, Communications Co-ordinator
01722 438651, 07500 836989, 

The Ten Regional Winners
NE and East Anglia Primary:
Wilberfoss CE VA Primary School, York (Anglican Diocese of York)
NE and East Anglia Secondary:
Notre Dame High School, Norwich (RC Diocese of East Anglia)
NW and Northern Ireland Primary:
St Comgall's Catholic Primary school, Bangor, County Down (RC Diocese of Down and Connor)
NW and Northern Ireland Secondary:
Trinity CE School, Carlisle (Anglican Diocese of Carlisle)
Midlands Primary:
Queniborough CE Primary School, Leicestershire (Anglican Diocese of Leicester)
Midlands Secondary:
The National Church of England Academy, Nottingham (Anglican Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham)
SW and Wales Primary:
Durweston CE VA Primary School, Dorset (Anglican Diocese of Salisbury)
SW and Wales Secondary:
Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Cardiff (RC Archdiocese of Cardiff)

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