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Tuesday, 14th May 2024

Nominate your ‘Teacher of the Year’ in Drogheda

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People are being encouraged to nominate a teacher in a newly launched Teacher of the Year competition in Ireland, with €1,250 in Love Drogheda Gift Cards as a possible prize.

Sponsored by GiftRound, the Teacher of the Year competition gives people the chance to win a €250 Drogheda Gift Card, with a €500 gift card for the winning teacher and a €500 gift card for the winning teacher’s school.

The Love Drogheda Gift Card, part of the Town & City Gift Card concept, launched in Drogheda in October 2020 and can be spent with over 230 local businesses, including shops, restaurants and attractions, giving people an easy way to support local.

All types of teachers in Ireland are eligible to be nominated for the Teacher of the Year award, including primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, special educational needs teachers, early years teachers, teaching assistants and headteachers.

To nominate a teacher, people simply give the teacher’s name and a reason that they deserve to be the Teacher of the Year.  The teacher who receives the most votes will be crowned as Teacher of the Year and receive a massive €500 Town & City Gift Card of their choice, such as the Love Drogheda Gift Card.

Whoever nominates the Teacher of the Year will also win a €250 Town & City Gift Card, and there will be a €500 Town & City Gift Card for the school that the winning teacher works at.

Trevor Connolly from Love Drogheda BID said the Teacher of the Year competition is a chance to celebrate hard working teachers in Drogheda.

“With the end of the school year coming up, what better time to nominate a teacher who has made a positive impact for pupils, their school or their community?” he asked.

“There is a fantastic €1250 in Love Drogheda Gift Cards to be won. The Teacher of the Year could use their €500 gift card on meals out, pampering, shopping and more. The Teacher of the Year’s school could use their €500 gift card to treat the team to a social event, on supplies for a celebration party for pupils, on kit for after school clubs, or on anything else they might want or need.

“One person who nominated the winning teacher will also win a €250 Love Drogheda Gift Card for themselves to spend as they choose. It takes just 2 minutes to nominate and we really hope to see a teacher from Drogheda take the crown as Teacher of the Year.”

Nominate a teacher free in the Teacher of the Year competition at teacheroftheyear.ie The closing date for entries is the 31st August 2024 at midnight. The Teacher of the Year, Ireland, will be announced in September 2024.

The Love Drogheda Gift Card is part of the award-winning Town & City Gift Card concept from fintech Miconex whose managing Director, Colin Munro, said: “Schools, and teachers, are at the heart of our communities, and our Teacher of the Year competition in Ireland is a celebration of the teachers who are going above and beyond to educate, help and inspire young people. We’ll be telling the stories of the nominations as they come in, giving teachers the recognition they deserve.”

The Teacher of the Year competition is sponsored by group collecting platform GiftRound. Founded in 2018, GiftRound gives people an easy way to collect money for various occasions, including end of term gifts. The Love Drogheda Gift Card is available to buy on the GiftRound store.

Craig Forsythe, CEO & founder at GiftRound, said sponsoring the Teacher of the Year competition was a natural fit for the company.

“GiftRound makes it easy for groups of parents to collect money and buy the perfect gift for teachers without the hassle of sharing bank account details and endless WhatsApp messages.  We started working with Town & City Gift Cards because a group of parents collecting for a teacher’s gift asked for their local gift card to be added to the GiftRound store, leading to the onboarding of local gift cards across Ireland and the UK, including the Love Drogheda Gift Card. We’re delighted to sponsor the Teacher of the Year competition and we look forward to reading the entries.”

 

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