Warwickshire teacher named NASUWT Young Activist of the Year
Suzanne Rule, a 25-year-old primary teacher from Rugby has been named NASUWT Eamonn O’Kane Young Activist of the Year 2012.
Suzanne, who teaches at Paddox Primary School, was presented with her award at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union.
Suzanne received the award, which is sponsored by UIA Home Insurance, at the conference in Birmingham by Daphne O’Kane, wife of the late NASUWT General Secretary Eamonn O’Kane, in whose memory the awards were established.
Suzanne is the NASUWT representative in her school and also the membership secretary for the NASUWT in the Rugby and Warwickshire area.
Chris Keates, NASUWT General Secretary, said:
“The NASUWT Eamonn O’Kane Young Activist of the Year award is presented annually to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of young members to the work of the NASUWT in supporting the profession.
“Young teachers are not only the future of the profession, they are the future of the trade union movement.
“Suzanne is proud to be a teacher, proud to be in the NASUWT, and is truly a worthy winner of this award.”
Suzanne Rule said:
“It is an honour to receive this award. At a time when the Government has launched so many attacks on teachers, it is so liberating to be in a trade union where I can make my voice heard."
As Young Activist of the Year, Suzanne will be invited to take part in a range of development activities throughout the year and also receives a year's free home insurance from UIA.
UIA also supports all NASUWT members by offering competitive and comprehensive home insurance policies. Find at more at www.uia.co.uk/NASUWT (new window)