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The Beyrl Holt Award

The Beryl Holt

Community Contribution Award


Thanks to the kindness of the family of Beryl Holt, a community contribution award has been set up whereby children are nominated each year to win the shield. Children have been nominated for everything - from running for charity, to helping to clear a neighbour's weeds. We are very proud of the contributions of our Berkswich CE children, and the way in which they are growing into being wonderful citizens of the future.


Beryl Holt Award Winner 2023


This year's winner was Theo in Year Six. As well as constantly supporting teachers and children in school, taking the role of finance officer and being a superb and considerate buddy, Theo has worked hard for the community outside of school. For example, he enthusiastically worked as a steward for the local Park Run and tended to a neighbour's garden. He has supported several fundraising campaigns too. 


We know that this is only the start and look forward to hearing about Theo's community work in the future. Thank you!



Beryl Holt Award Winner 2022


The winner this year is Sam from Year Six for his superb contributions over the year. What an incredible example he has been to his friends. Sam has worked so hard to raise money for charity - his determination to meet his own challenges led to great success!


Beryl Holt Award Winner 2021


We have been overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and community spirit of those children who were nominated for the Beryl Holt Award. Miss Holt and her father, had a very difficult job selecting a winner due to the high standards of entries.


Jacob (Y4) was selected as overall winner as he has demonstrated kindness and community spirit to elderly residents. Whilst playing outside Jacob noticed some elderly neighbours struggling to cut their hedge so he took it upon himself to help them with cutting the hedge, holding the ladder and also clearing away all the debris. He offered also to help them with the gardening which he has been doing on a regular basis. In addition, Jacob regularly carries out litter picking within his local community.


We are extremely proud of all nominees - Jacob (Y4), Abraham (Y3), Harriet (Y6), Will H (Y6), Phoebe H (Y2), Beth (Y5), Cora (Y2), Lewis (Y6), Kailas (Y6) and Eva (Y5). The stories behind all nominees will be shared on our school website soon.