The Rutland Prize for Early Childhood Education 2011
Picture: Left to right Dr Jools Page Programme Director for Early Childhood Education, Jo-Anne Lamb Winner of the Rutland Hotel prize for Early Education, Rob Hyman Deputy General Manager The Rutland Hotel and Professor Cathy Nutbrown Director of Studies Early Childhood Education
The Rutland Prize for Early Childhood Education 2011 has been awarded to Jo-Anne Lamb who graduated from the University of Sheffield with the MA in Early Childhood Education at the Graduation Ceremony held at the Octagon Centre on January 12th 2012.
Katey Dent, Sales Manager, commented: "The Rutland hotel has worked with various departments from the University of Sheffield for many years now for accommodation and events, including hosting the Early Childhood Education weekend study schools. It was a natural link for us to sponsor a prize to show support for each other while working together".
Dr Jools Page, Programme Director for the MA in Early Childhood Education, said: "Our MA in Early Childhood Education continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to continue our collaboration with the Rutland Hotel. We recognize the work of all our students but Jo-anne’s research into Forest schools was academically outstanding and she proved a worthy winner of the Rutland Prize".
Professor Jackie Marsh, Head of the School of Education, said: "I congratulate Jo-Anne on being awarded the Rutland Prize for Early Childhood Education 2011. The School of Education is delighted to collaborate with the Rutland Hotel on this prize and we thank them for their support and generosity, which is a wonderful accolade for our students' achievements".
Winner Jo-Anne was thrilled and commented: "I still can’t believe I won, but I am so happy! I have had some good times in Sheffield while studying and will be delighted to return back to the Rutland hotel for a stay in an executive room with dinner and breakfast which was part of the prize".