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Epilepsy Action Edwards Awards 2016

Epilepsy Action’s Edwards awards celebrate the great work that some nurseries, schools, colleges and universities are doing to support their students with epilepsy. We want to shout out about them, and encourage others to follow the example of our winners!

Thank you to everyone who nominated a nursery, school, college or university.  We have awarded 11 prizes:

  • Banks Road Infant and Nursery School, Nottingham
  • Barnton Community Nursery & Primary School, Barnton, Cheshire
  • English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Liverpool
  • Fair Hill Primary School & Nursery Unit, Dromore, County Down
  • Hillside Playcare Centre, Southminster, Essex
  • Oldham College, Oldham
  • Swansea University, Swansea
  • Birkenhead School, Wirral
  • St John's Primary School, Dernaflaw, County Derry
  • Strike Lane Primary School, Preston
  • St John's Business and Enterprise College, Dromore, County Tyrone

Congratulations to the award winners.  We'll be presenting the awards during National Epilepsy Week

Read more about the winners

Two schools have been highly commended:

  • St Luke’s CE Primary School, Lowton, Wigan
  • The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Belfast

During National Epilepsy Week we'll be updating this page with pictures and information about what great work's been done to support students with epilepsy.

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I think every school and work place should know about epilepsy and what to do if anyone has a fit as it could happen to anyone at any age

Submitted by Denise welch on

What I have read so far on schools and colleges so far is great! QWhat a long way we have come since the 60s and 70s! I am writing a thriller the setting is in a hostel for people with epilepsy and tells the inside story of sufferers, even to a point they form their own rock and roll band.

I had learning difficulties as a child due to petit mal of which no one was awaee of until I was 18. Well done all of you, I shall be telling my neighbour Paul, who also has epilepsy.

Submitted by Madeleine Forster on