Teacher named as one of the 'kindest and loveliest' in the country

Teddy and Mrs Cluley chatting to Magic FM <i>(Image: Powick Primary School)</i>
Teddy and Mrs Cluley chatting to Magic FM (Image: Powick Primary School)

A TEACHER from a school in Powick has been voted as one of the 'kindest and loveliest' in the country according to a radio station competition.

Teacher Jane Cluley from Powick Primary School ended up on Magic FM on Wednesday (November 30) after DJ's from Magic FM set out to find the country's kindest teacher.

The competition was inspired by 'Miss Honey' who was the kind teacher from Roald Dahl's book Matilda.

And children from across the country have been nominating their favourite teachers by writing applications and the top five teachers were selected according to what the children had to say about them.

Worcester News:  Mrs Cluley and Teddy were chatting to Magic FM
Worcester News: Mrs Cluley and Teddy were chatting to Magic FM

Mrs Cluley and Teddy were chatting to Magic FM (Image: Powick Primary School)

Teddy, who is a year six pupil at Powick Primary School nominated his favourite teacher, Mrs Cluley.

A spokesperson from the school said: "On Wednesday morning, we were visited by the breakfast show team at Magic FM.

"They have been running a competition to find the country’s top 5 'kindest and most lovely teachers' in honour of ‘Miss Honey’ the kind teacher in the Roald Dahl book Matilda.

"Children from around the country nominated their teachers by writing applications and the top five were selected according to what the children had to say about them.

"We are all very grateful to Mrs Cluley, who always gives up her time to help children and their families here at Powick as well as modelling our school values perfectly with her caring, polite, and friendly manner.

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"I am sure you will join us in offering her huge congratulations on being recognised as one of the country's kindest teachers and thank you also to Teddy, who gave his own time to nominate her and has also earned himself a prize and an amazing £2000 prize for the school."

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Matilda was originally published in 1988 and is based on a nine-year-old girl with extraordinary powers who also loves to read.

She is also inspired by a particularly kind teacher called Miss Honey who encourages her passion for learning.