British Empire Medal for Tamsin Harris
Tamsin Harris, Deputy Head at Indian Queens Primary School, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to education and voluntary work.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit back in March 2020, Tamsin worked tirelessly to keep up the morale of staff and pupils alike throughout the challenging period but not content with working full-time (and all hours to boot!), she also joined an NHS Volunteer Scheme offering assistance to the Threemilestone and Gloweth Coronavirus Support Group.
Tamsin was nominated by a gentleman who organised the Threemilestone village support group as he rightly felt that she had done over and above what could be expected.
"When I opened the email I thought it was a joke at first. I couldn't understand it. At the end of the day I feel I have just done my job and helped my community, which I feel everyone should do. It reiterates what an amazing community Cornwall is and everyone helps everyone."
Over the last year she's been collecting food and doing odd jobs for people. She concludes:
"The pandemic has definitely brought people together."
On behalf of all your Aspire colleagues, many congratulations!