A TEACHER aiming to help her students shine when it comes to spelling has been handed a £15,000 grant for her project promoting the wonder of words.
Saint Bernard's Catholic High School teacher Michele Lockwood’s idea scooped the cash in the Let Teacher SHINE run by education charity SHINE (Support and Help in Education).
Let Teachers SHINE is designed to uncover the best ideas to raise the achievement of children in England, and Michelle’s Spelling Beats project impressed the judges.
Michelle said: “I am so pleased that with support from the Shine Trust, I can get start working on my idea.
“Spelling Beats will allow students to step into the role of a DJ and learn the more boring rules of language in a fun, innovative and engaging way.”
The winning project will run as a year-long pilot from next month and the more successful schemes could attract further funding.