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Cheltenham Ladies' College teacher wins James Dyson award

Cheltenham Ladies' College has announced that its head of Engineering, Enterprise and Technology (EET), Dr Matthew Lim, has won the James Dyson Foundation Award for Excellence in Engineering Education at the Design and Technology Association's Excellence Awards 2020.

The awards are held in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers, trainers, education consultants and academics across primary and secondary schools.

Dr Lim accepted his award at a virtual ceremony on Thursday evening (December 3).

He said: "I would like to thank the Design and Technology Association and the James Dyson Foundation for this unexpected honour.

"It has been six years since the founding of EET and time has gone by in a blur. I would like to thank our principal, vice principal (Academic), the rest of Senior Leadership Team and Council at Cheltenham Ladies' College for their support and belief both back then and every day since. Especially to our girls, whose 'hunger' for learning inspires me daily to be a better teacher.

"As a teacher, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be given the chance to 'write your own story' and six years on, I am so pleased that the realisation of this vision is empowering our girls to become innovators of the future by giving them the licence to 'choose their own adventure'. Integral to this, is nurturing in them resilience by creating opportunities for them to learn through failure.

"I would like to thank my wife Emily and my daughters Bea and Evie for being part of this adventure, moving across the country to make this dream a reality."

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