01 February 2021 Share
Oxford University Press has launched the Oxford Owl Lockdown Learning Heroes Award to recognise those who are going above and beyond during the latest lockdown in tackling the challenges of home-schooling.
The publisher is now asking for nominations from young people, parents, carers and teachers via the OxfordOwl website for anyone who is a "lockdown hero" – whether it's a teacher who has gone the extra mile to help children with their school work, a special friend who has listened to worries and provided a "virtual" shoulder to cry on, or a child who has shown great resilience or who has managed to help support others.
Entries explaining why a chosen person should be recognised should be no more than 1,000 words.
The winners will be selected by OUP and a special guest judge: mum and early years expert, Claire Russell, who founded playHooray, a community sharing easy and educational play ideas for babies, toddlers and young children.
Winners in each category will receive £100 of Oxford books for their chosen school plus a Fire 7 Kid Tablet (children) or a Samsung Tablet (adults). Runners up in each category will receive £50 of Oxford books for their school.
The competition runs until 14th February and the winner will be announced on 19th March.
Do you have a lockdown hero who deserves celebrating? Nominate them here.