A SCARBOROUGH teacher is on top of the world after scooping an environmental award.
Tina Armstrong, from the Graham Raincliffe Federation, has been honoured with the Outstanding Teaching Award from Solutions for the Planet.
Mrs Armstrong was handed the accolade in recognition of her work during the past three years of inspiring students to turn ‘Big Ideas’ into reality and benefit the society, economy and environment.
She said she was delighted with the award, which reflected her work back in 2010 with a team that reached the finals at Westminster Palace.
She added: “I really couldn’t believe it when I was presented with the award; it’s been such a joy working with the students.
“They have such fantastic ideas and I see my role as supporting and guiding them to make their ‘Big Idea’ a reality.
“It is wonderful to be recognised by such a well-respected organisation.”
However, there was double celebration after Mrs Armstrong’s award, with pupils honoured in the Entrepreneurial Students of the Year category.
Charlotte Dellar, Juliette Green and Tom Cooper were given the award for their work on their Dump Children Deserve Better project.
Mrs Armstrong added: “They worked tirelessly after school to get their project recognised. As a result, the Dump Children Deserve Better concept has gone beyond a school competition and may be adopted by a charity to provide support packs for children in third world countries.”