Stewartstown school honours ‘a champion’ with inaugural award

The late Jimmy Logan, who passed away earlier this year. St Marys PS Stewartstown has presented a new trophy in his honour at their prizegiving

The late Jimmy Logan, who passed away earlier this year. St Marys PS Stewartstown has presented a new trophy in his honour at their prizegiving

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Stewartstown’s St Mary’s Primary School has ensured the legacy of their much-loved governor, Jimmy Logan, will live on through a new award presented to pupils who demonstrate commitment to welcoming others and building friendships.

Mr Logan, described by St Mary’s Principal Marian Hamill as a “champion” and an “inspiration”, passed away earlier this year.

As Chair of the school’s governing body, Mr Logan “was a real advocate of strengthening and building partnerships within the Stewartstown community”, explained Mrs Hamill.

The Jimmy Logan Memorial Trophy was presented at the annual prize giving ceremony where sports, swimming, music, language and community awards were also presented.

The trophy was awarded in recognition of the work that the school was involved in as part of the DE Signature Project - Shared Education.

As part of this programme, St Mary’s and Ballytrea PS provide opportunities for children from different community backgrounds to learn together, and was given to six year-old Amy Louise Glackin in honour of her “true warmth and openness”.