Volunteer of the Year – Marjie Brown
Congratulations to Park Brow’s Marjie Brown, who won the Volunteer of the Year Award at this year’s Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards!
The awards celebrate the local and committed people making a difference to their lives and the lives of others in Knowsley. The 17 categories ensure that there is a focus on achievement either through excellence in sports and culture or through personal contribution to support others in leading a healthier, happier and successful lifestyle. It recognises some of the important people from across the borough who are doing some wonderful work and making a real difference to people’s lives.
Marjie is an extremely deserving winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award, and is an inspirational figure to the children that she teaches, both at Park Brow Primary school and within the wider community.
She is a committed and enthusiastic individual who is very passionate about sport and puts it at the heart of her teaching. She can regularly be found giving up her time at numerous out of hours sporting events (around 7 additional hours each week) to provide over 350+ pupils across both key stage 1 & 2 and EYFS with the opportunity to experience a variety of inclusive sports, including, football, high 5s, cricket, basketball, rounder and athletics. She also provides a large number of SEN children the chance to explore a range of disability sports such and Boccia and new age curling.
Her tireless efforts have seen Park Brow gain the highest attendance at competitions within Knowsley, while also ensuring the school achieved the Gold Award for the School Games Mark for the second consecutive year.