LINDLEY Junior School music teacher Alison North won for taking her teaching skills out of the classroom, into the community and on to national acclaim.
She’s made singing cool both in the school and in the wider Lindley community.
Alison set up the amazingly successful Lindley Junior School Choir and its Training Choir in 1999, followed by the 120-strong Boys’ Choir and last year the adult Lindley Community Choir.
Lindley Junior School Choir has since developed a national reputation, winning the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year in 2008 and reaching the semi-finals again last month.
A delighted Alison said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award.
“I never expected it. The night was so wonderful and winning the award has just made it that little bit more amazing.
“I think the children will be really excited and so very proud.
“It was great to see so many choir members in the crowd – there were two ex-choir members in the string quartet and another girl who I taught was part of the netball team which won Sports Team of the Year.
“I feel so honoured to be part of this among some real unsung heroes.
“The whole night has just been incredible and I have had such a fantastic time.”
The other nominees in this category, sponsored by Stafflex, were Amelia Oldham and Adrienne Dewhirst.