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Award is fitting tribute to a champion: Barry Holden

Late friend and colleague receives Bradford Schools Achievement Award 2015

Barry Holden received a posthumous teaching award at the Bradford Telegraph & Argus Schools Awards 2015 on Thursday 5th March.  This came after a joint nomination by the school and colleagues at Beechcliffe School to gain some recognition for the work he did throughout his career, and in particular to promote disability sport.  We are incredibly proud of this achievement and feel, along with the rest of the work being done in Barry's memory, it is yet another fitting tribute to his life.  The award was collected on the evening by Barry's son, Joe Holden, who also works at Southfield and colleague Dave Dixon.  

Barry Holden lived his life by the Olympic values

Dominic Wall, Headteacher also attended the event said:  "The staff at Southfield whooped and cheered at briefing this morning when I showed them the front page of the Telegraph & Argus, and announced that their much-loved colleague Barry Holden had been honoured at the Schools Awards with an Achievement Award.  Barry was a fantastic colleague, a true gentleman and one of those teachers who live on in the memory of the generations of children whose lives they touched."

You can read the nomination statement about Barry's life, along with the accompanying media coverage to this story by following the links below:

T&A Schools Awards honour stars of the district's education service