The past year has been challenging for all of us in different ways, and during these difficult times it is those individuals who offer kindness and support to others that make a difference.
Our previous school nurse, Caroline Lowton was a very special individual who went the extra mile to support the girls both in school and at home during the lockdown. Sadly, and unexpectedly, she passed away in July last year and her employer, Virgin Care wanted to donate an award to Penwortham Girls’ where Caroline did so much of her work.
We want to give the award to a student, who like Caroline, gives kindness and support to others every day. Caroline’s trophy will be a fitting memorial for someone who embodies kindness and is also a reminder that small acts of kindness can make a huge difference. This is the first time we have awarded the trophy so this a very special moment.
We asked Year 7 to nominate a pupil who demonstrates kindness daily; kindness which goes unnoticed by many but is truly appreciated by a few. There were over 100 nominations and choosing just one was very difficult. This student really did stand out from the rest, with some truly thoughtful words which we know would have made Caroline smile and therefore, we would like to award the trophy to Chloe W from 7P. Well done, Chloe!
Chloe’s friends wrote:
“She has been very kind by helping me throughout the year with different lessons; she has helped me to have fun at breaks and has just been a very kind and fun person to be around. She has also made me laugh and helped me when I have been upset.”
“She always makes me laugh when I am down and I know she will always be right by my side if I need a helping hand. She never gives up on me and inspires me to achieve my best. She never leaves me on my own when I need her the most. She makes me laugh and be happy at my best of times and worst of times. This is why she deserves a thank you for all that she has done for me!”
Mrs Cattanach and Mrs Woodhouse