Ashford teacher wins Trust-sponsored prize

Robert Gray was named Kent History Teacher of the Year in the annual awards run by the Kent Messenger newspaper group.

The teacher, from Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, received an extra prize to go alongside the handsome glass trophy and certificate – a framed print of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.

Robert Gray, KM History Teacher of the Year, with Richard Hunting

Because of its focus on history and its commitment to educating young people as well as to honouring the Few, the Trust decided to sponsor the history category of the wide-ranging awards, presented in a ceremony at Maidstone’s Mercure Hotel.

Chairman Richard Hunting CBE handed over the print to Mr Gray, who was also named Secondary Teacher of the Year in the Ashford area awards.

The Trust is hoping to use the links formed by sponsoring the competition to reach more local schools and encourage them to visit The Wing and The Scramble Experience.

The site has been awarded a Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and there are worksheets for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, along with a fun worksheet for younger children.

Also at the award ceremony were Trust secretary Patrick Tootal, who helped to judge the competition, and Trustee Andy Simpson.

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