We are thrilled to announce that our very own - and utterly brilliant - Tom Murray has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2023 Boarding Schools’ Association awards.
Without Tom knowing, we nominated him for the BSA’s ‘Stephen Winkley Award’ given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to boarding life. As a finalist, Tom will attend the BSA awards’ dinner, in Bristol, next Tuesday.
Tom became a Port Regis House Parent in 2006. Since then, he has modelled almost super-human amounts of patience, kindness, commitment and care. From egg drops and treasure hunts, making hot chocolate and reading stories, to den building and campfire songs, Tom has done it all.
Here are some lovely quotes from our junior boarders: ‘Mr Murray always understands.’ ‘If you have a problem, Mr Murray will always sort it out.’ ‘He is truly amazing!’
And from a PR parent: ‘Tom Murray is one of those very special house parents, who puts any child at ease, will listen to them, make them laugh, cheer them up and make them realise everything is ok and manageable.’
Bravo Tom, we are so proud of you, and grateful. Fingers and toes crossed for next Tuesday’s awards!