Bandon teacher wins ASTI award for outstanding contribution
A Bandon teacher has received the 2021 ASTI Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to his school and community. The Award was presented at a reception in Dublin in May which had been postponed due to the pandemic.
Trevor Collins, a teacher and Assistant Principal at Bandon Grammar School created www.freeebiz.ie, a website with free education resources for Leaving Cert business and economics students and Junior Cert business studies students. Trevor developed the website so that students could access these resources during the pandemic including periods when schools were closed.
Trevor was also instrumental in implementing an IT system in his school which greatly assisted the transition to online teaching and learning in 2020.
Trevor runs a number of fundraising events including a 24-hour soccer marathon in his school. He also sources PCs from companies who are upgrading their IT and helps to organise the upgrading and distribution of the PCs to primary schools in West Cork.
The ASTI Achievement Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of second-level teachers to their students, schools, communities and to society.
Trevor was presented with his award by ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie at a special reception in the Gresham Hotel.