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Cromer teacher wins social enterprise award

Published on 23/08/16

Cromer Academy teacher Mrs Harper has won the 2016 Best New Teacher award from Inspired Youth, a social enterprise that aims to provide business skills and mentoring to young people in East Anglia.

The award is given every year to a teacher who has started working with Inspired Youth in the previous 12 months. 

It recognises Mrs Harper’s hard work in supporting the enterprise, inspiring her students to strive for business success, and getting them enthused and engaged with the opportunities on offer.

Cromer Academy has been working with Inspired Youth since 2012, and this year our Year 9s took part in an IGNITE! Enterprise Day that involved brainstorming and developing new business concepts, supported by local business owners. 

A group of Year 8 girls honed their skills in a programme called Inspired Women, intended to raise aspirations and build confidence in young women.

Inspired Youth founder and CEO Rob Whitwood praised Mrs Harper’s involvement with the scheme, saying that she has “been consistently enthusiastic for our work, our projects and engaging the academy. 

"Because of her contribution this year, our relationship with the academy has gone from strength to strength.”

Mrs Harper said: “Inspired Youth offer students superb opportunities, and I look forward to working with them next year to help enrich and extend our students’ understanding of the working world.”