These incredible classroom heroes have won the 2017 education awards

It was a wonderful afternoon at the Hull Grange Park Hotel where the best and the brightest of Hull and East Yorkshire’s education sector met to celebrate their work and achievements. The fourth Hull Daily Mail and Sewell Facilities Management Golden Apple Education Awards kicked off with an angelic choir from Hymers College. It was washed down with a fish and chip dinner, followed by coffee provided by Hull Collegiate School’s Safi Coffee company. Phil Batty, director of public engagement and legacy at Hull City of Culture 2017, was the guest speaker at the event and spoke about his experience living in Hull when he was 13, and how much the city has changed since.It was once again hosted by BBC weather presenter Keeley Donovan. The awards were judged by a four-strong panel including Greenway Academy headteacher Simon Bush, Dorchester Primary Headteacher Gabby Olsson, Hull City Council’s director of children, young people and family services, Alison Murphy and Sewell’s Martin Stead.

Here, we reveal who this year’s winners are.

Against All Odds

Bailey Sneed

Teaching Assistant of the Year

Sinead King

Volunteer of the Year

Ron Dickinson

Innovation in the Arts Award

Priory Primary School

Inspirational Teacher/Lecturer of the Year

Stella Howard

Community Award

Hull College

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

South Hunsley

Apprentice/Placement Student of the Year

Josh Hunter

Communication Award

St Thomas More

Healthy School Award

Newland St Johns

Lifetime Contribution

Martin Green