And the Award goes to...
Sarah Connor from Willis Towers Watson has been a reading partner since 1998! She’s also been the coordinator of the reading partners since 2009.
Without going into too much detail, coordinating all the reading partners takes time each week – recruiting new reading partners, keeping track of their DBS applications, rallying round each Tuesday morning, organising everyone on the day, organising the trip the school children take to volunteers’ offices. Sarah is working with Willis Towers Watson sports and social club to organise presents for the children throughout the year.
She was nominated by her colleagues for this award and is highly regarded by the teachers at Marion Richardson Primary School too.
Sarah says she got involved with the Reading Partners scheme as she wanted to “give some of my time to the local community and felt that this was a wonderful opportunity. Over the years I have met so many children who are preparing to move on to high school and it has been a pleasure to help in their development albeit in a small way.’