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21 January 2014

Partner Thornhill Community Academy up for award

Ratings-winner Educating Yorkshire, which made stars of staff and students of Town’s school partner, Thornhill Community Academy, has been nominated for a National Television Award for Best Documentary Series at the annual awards show. 

The acclaimed Channel 4 programme is up against fellow strong contenders such as Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald, Penguins – Spy in the Huddle and Paul O’Grady’s Working Britain at the star-studded ceremony on Wednesday night. 

The significance of the awards night is twofold for Thornhill Community Academy as the choir has been given the privilege of openings the live show alongside X Factor winner Sam Bailey and music star Michael Bolton.

The hit TV show, which was filmed over a seven month period, captivated the nation, providing an insight into teaching and learning in a secondary school within the heart of a diverse northern community, showing inspirational lessons and heart-warming stories. The emotional final episode of the much-admired series saw student Musharaf Asghar conquer his stammer with the help of English teacher Mr Burton with a breakthrough delivery of a speech in front of his entire school year.
English Teacher – and Town fan – Mr Burton explained:

“We are very proud to be nominated for this award and it would be incredible end to an amazing journey if Educating Yorkshire could win best documentary.”

There is still time to get behind the stars of our Yorkshire school by casting your all-important vote on the National Television Awards website at

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