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Inspirational Women of Sheffield Awards 2022

Staff at Sheffield Girls’ were delighted to be involved once again in the Inspirational Women of Sheffield Awards, held on Thursday 12th May at the Old Rectory, in Handsworth.

There were 11 award categories covering topics ranging from Creativity, Sport, Engineering, Science, Community and Entrepreneurship. It was an incredible evening, celebrating the outstanding talents, efforts and fortitude of a huge range of women from right across the city. These women, in the course of their ‘day-to-day ordinary’ lives, make extraordinary contributions to their communities and to other people’s lives, sometimes overcoming incredible obstacles in the process. Year 8 pupil Natalie, who was invited to provide musical entertainment on the night, said ‘I was so excited to be asked to perform for an audience full of such inspirational and impressive women.’ Natalie was a little nervous but her rendition of ‘Fields of Gold’ left barely a dry eye in the house. 

Sheffield Girls’ was proud to sponsor the Mary Ann Rawson Award for Education and we were thrilled to present the award to winner Usma Saeed. From childhood, Usma had always been taught the value of hard work, determination and service to the community. Her approach is always about the “Education of the whole child” and she demonstrates this through her many roles, both professionally and personally. Usma has fostered 19 children over six years alongside her role as a school teacher. She continues to develop her skills, which impact on the children she teaches and also her foster children. Usma has a love of lifelong learning and despite her demanding roles at both Hucklow School and Fir Vale School, she is currently studying a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

To find out more about the awards and this year's winners, visit the Inspirational Women of Sheffield website: https://www.womenofsheffield.co.uk/ 

The event embodies much of what we strive to model for our own pupils, and speaks directly to our own School values of Positivity, Courage and Kindness. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominations and winners.

natalie

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