ENTRIES continue to flood in for this year’s Worcestershire Education Awards and there is still time to nominate the best schools in the city.

The awards, organised by the Worcester News in partnership with the University of Worcester, showcase schools, community groups, teachers and people who inspire our youngsters.

We are particularly interested to hear from any outstanding primary, secondary and indepedent schools who make a difference young people and the communities they live in.

Worcester News Editor Michael Purton said: “We are looking for secondary and independent schools that demonstrate academic achievement, imagination and effort to develop young people in ways that go beyond the league tables.

“We are also looking for outstanding primary schools with fantastic achievements, great improvements or exceptional results.

“They could have they introduced something new and exciting to improve the education of the pupils or innovative ways of working, parental involvement or demonstrated pure determination.”

This year’s awards were officially launched in front of an audience of county leaders, dignitaries and business heads, at the University of Worcester Arena on Wednesday, January 17.

The awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on those working tirelessly to inspire our children and young people.

That may be as childminders, teachers or training providers, or as volunteers, running community sports teams or leading scouting groups.

People working in educational roles within charities or businesses may also be eligible for one of our awards.

To view the categories and to nominate an organisation or group, go to worcesternews.co.uk/weawards2018.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday April 20.