Our Rotary Club were very pleased to welcome Helen Jones, Science Teacher at Flint High School. Helen was recently awarded the ‘Outstanding Young Teacher of the Year’ by the Welsh Assembly.
Helen told us how she came to be nominated for this award, and all the assessments she had to survive. It was very evident in her talk to us how she fulfilled all the words in the citation that accompanied her award – “she conducts her lessons with pace and plans thoroughly to make sure everyone is included, regardless of ability. Her lessons are fun and innovative. She is an excellent role model and good team player”.
It was very clear to all Rotarians that Helen is a teacher with considerable passion. She clearly has the interests and welfare of her students always in mind, and this can only have a lasting benefit for everyone. It is just gratifying to know that one of our local schools has such talent and commitment.
Her success in the Welsh competition means that she will go forward to the UK national finals on 21 October (which will be televised on 28 October). Flint and Holywell Rotary wish her every success.
A vote of thanks was given by Immediate Past President Neil Roberts