GEORGIE Lott was named Teacher of the Year.

She fought off competition from dozens of other nominated teachers as schools, parents and students all flocked to tell us about the people they believed were doing wonderful work with children and young people across Worcestershire.

Miss Lott was nominated by several of her own students who said that her particular skills was helping make chemistry fun.

One nomination said: “Miss Lott makes Chemistry fun, making up stories for key concepts and for the way we can remember certain rules or equations.

“She helps us answer the exam questions with clever ways to think about them and tries to stretch us to do the best we can.

“She is my favourite teacher because she is always bright and bubbly, her lessons are very enjoyable and she is the best teacher.”

Speaking after receiving her award, Miss Lott said: “It was a privilege just to be nominated. I was nominated by my students which means a lot - for 11-16 year old kids to go out of their way to nominate a member of staff is quite touching.”

Miss Lott said that she had enjoyed the awards night.

“To be there with all those other amazing people was very humbling,” she said.

“It was a really good celebration of a wide range of people in education - not just teachers. It was definitely a very humbling experience.”

Steve Powell, head of Nunnery Wood High School, said: “Nunnery is proud of Georgie who thoroughly deserves this award. We’re delighted that the Worcester News and the University are supporting us all in this positive way.”

The runners up were Dan Boatright, Worcester Sixth Form College, and Zinnia Wilkinson from Malvern St James.

Dan was praised for his fun lessons and his commitment to trying to keep his subject, Archaeology, on the curriculum.

Zinnia Wilkinson was praised for treating youngsters with as much care as if they were her own.