The Crawley Community Awards are organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with The Hawth and The Crawley Observer. The awards recognise and reward people who live, work, volunteer or study in the Crawley District who give up their time, talents and skills to help and support others in their community and those who have trained, worked and put all their efforts into making real achievements.
This year Crawley College sponsored the Education Award, and Shelagh Legrave was at the ceremony to present Lucy Bear with her award.
Lucy is a qualified adult learning tutor. She specialises in Maths confidence and working with families. She works with LPK Learning which is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of learning opportunities for the community in Crawley.
Her courses include providing training for parents. They are then equipped to help their children to learn Maths in a fun way.
Lucy is described as 'a wonderful teacher who puts you at ease right away'. One parent said 'We can use the methods that she provides to help our children. I am so happy that she does this for us.' Another student said 'Lucy Bear is the best teacher I have ever come across. She is kind, generous and compassionate and I have huge respect for her'.