Teachers from the town have been awarded prizes for their teaching across the borough.
Three Dartford educators have celebrated winning top honours at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.
Lucy Flack, from North Kent College, won the overall Kent Further Education/Vocational Teacher of the Year Award for her work supporting acting and technical theatre students.
Judges cited the range of opportunities open to her actors including overnight experiences at universities, entering the Brighton Fringe Festival, and creating highly-acclaimed and diverse productions.
Each overall champion received a trophy and framed certificate to display in school plus other prizes.
In addition Mr Simmons and Mr Nyaku each won a prize package donated by the University of Kent – a pair of tickets to an In Conversation event featuring University Chancellor Gavin Elser and a leading public figure, a bespoke experience day for a group of students, and a limited edition Monopoly game.
The University also awarded Mr Simmons membership to the Marlowe Theatre Friends in Canterbury and the Gulbenkian at the University of Kent.
Altogether 50 district awards were presented to staff and teams at schools and colleges across the county with 22 winners crowned the county’s best.
The event was organised by children’s educational charity the KM Charity Team.
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