The search is on to find the Teacher of the Year in Inishowen

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

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

The Carndonagh Gift Card, part of the Town & City Gift Card concept, is led by Carndonagh Traders’ Association and can be spent with over 40 local businesses, including shops, restaurants and attractions, giving people an easy way to support local.

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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 Carndonagh Gift Card is backing a new Teacher of the Year competitionThe Carndonagh Gift Card is backing a new Teacher of the Year competition
The Carndonagh Gift Card is backing a new Teacher of the Year competition

The teacher who receives the most votes will be crowned as Teacher of the Year and will receive a massive €500 Town & City Gift Card of their choice, such as the Carndonagh Gift Card. One person who nominated 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.

Deirdre Bradley, chairperson of the Carndonagh Traders’ Association, said the Teacher of the Year competition is a chance to celebrate hard working teachers across Inishowen

“We’re fortunate to have some fantastic schools across Inishowen. Many of our local schools have embraced the Carndonagh Gift Card, using it as a reward for pupils.

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“The Teacher of the Year competition in Ireland is a chance for us to say thank you to the teachers and schools who are making such a positive impact on our children and our communities. The Teacher of the Year could use their €500 Carndonagh Gift Card to enjoy the best of our local businesses. Their school could use their €500 gift card to treat the team to a night out or on a celebration party for students.

“One person who nominated the winning teacher will also win a €250 Carndonagh Gift Card for themselves to spend as they choose. It takes just 2 minutes to nominate and say why the teacher deserves to be Teacher of the Year.”

The Carndonagh Gift Card is part of the award winning Town & City Gift Card concept from fintech Miconex active across Ireland.

Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex and said: “Schools, and teachers, are at the heart of our communities, and our Teacher of the Year competition 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.”

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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 Carndonagh 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 Carndonagh Gift Card. We’re delighted to sponsor the Teacher of the Year competition and we look forward to reading the entries.”

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 will be announced in September 2024.

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