Matthew Burns

Sedbergh wins Best Community Work Award

This week, it was announced that we have won ‘Best Community Work Award’ at the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Awards 2020! As well as winning this award, Sedbergh were also Highly Commended for the ‘Wellbeing & Mental Health’ award.

The judges were impressed with our vast community work, in particular our charity campaign #SedberghGivesBack – quoting our entry by saying, “The hashtag #SedberghGivesBack is more than a social media campaign but a genuine commitment to helping others”.

We have a proud history of our work in our local and wider community. The sense that we are built into the local town of Sedbergh is something we take great pride in and something that we have been recognised for – winning the ‘Community Outreach’ award at the Independent School of the Year Awards last year.

Being highly commended for ‘Wellbeing & Mental Health’ award is a huge achievement for Sedbergh and one we are particularly proud of. We have seen a huge increase across the school, in both staff and pupils, who are becoming more aware of the importance of mental health and how we can better look after our mental health. Working with the brilliant GoVox group, we are able to utilise their mental health and wellbeing tools to proactively monitor the wellbeing of all staff and pupils and help us identify those who may be at risk.

Deputy Head at Sedbergh School, Ms Lotte Tulloch, has shared her joy at winning this latest award.
This is a wonderful recognition for the hard work of our pupils, in their continued commitment to putting others before themselves and recognising their privilege.” Said Ms Tulloch.

Winner Best Community Work Via Bsa On Board Initiative
Winner Best Community Work Via Bsa On Board Initiative

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