Nunney First School’s Pauline Andrews has been recognised by the Chairman of Somerset County Council for her significant contribution to the school across 27 years.
Somerset County Council Chairman Councillor William Wallace presented awards at Taunton Rugby Club on Wednesday 18 October to over 35 individuals and couples across the county.
Three Duke of Edinburgh Awards were also presented to young people successfully completing the scheme.
Hands of Change, a community group from Sedgemoor, received a trophy to recognise and celebrate their commitment and success to volunteering services.
Chairman Cllr Wallace said: “A huge well done to everyone who received recognition for all they have achieved during this year’s Chairman’s Award ceremony.”
“It was a night of celebration, recognition and thanks, with over 120 people present. I was delighted to meet everyone and pass on my thanks in person for all they do in their community and beyond.”
Pauline Andrews gives freely and generously of her talents and her time. She is able to see and always capitalises on opportunities to improve what the school provides for pupils and her optimism, sense of purpose and absolute focus for all she sets out to achieve inspire and motivate all who have the privilege of knowing and working with her.
Mrs Andrews is the regular staff member to accompany Nunney First School’s annual residential visit for pupils in Year 4.
She also organises after school clubs and playground activities with her instinctive mix of energy, enthusiasm and fun.
Together with her fellow teaching assistants and support staff, Mrs Andrews masterminded the school’s 120th anniversary celebrations, raising over £13,000 for a new castle playframe.
Previously recipients of the Chairman’s Award from Nunney include former Nunney Parish Council Chairman Ken Lloyd and former postmaster and postmistress Max and Sue Innes.