Steve's so happy in his work!

Date published: 27 November 2018

He might have covered hundreds of miles on foot across some of the most remote places on earth, but for one Oldham teacher the awards and recognition show no signs of slowing down.

Steve Hill MBE has now been named the Happiest School Person in the whole of the UK at the annual Happiness Awards, which were held in Manchester.

Over 200 entries were whittled down to a shortlist and then seven winners were announced at the ceremony in a range of categories from Happiest Workplace, Happiest Workplace Person and Happiest Team.

Steve, deputy head at St Joseph’s RC Junior, Infant and Nursery School, managed to see off the nominations in Happiest School Person, to claim the prize, with the judges commenting: “Stephen Hill is determined to make a difference to childrens’ lives in his own school and the wider community.

"He has a desire to mould the children he teaches into well-rounded, fun loving, caring individuals.”

Steve said: “I’m thrilled to have won the National Happiness Award for ‘Happiest School Person 2018’.

"It’s a lovely award and as a school teacher I think it is so important each day to try and spread a bit of happiness amongst the children.

“I always try and have a smile on my face throughout the day in class and even when running through the Jungles and deserts on my Challenges I ensure I always run with a smile!

“It’s great to be able to share this award with the awesome children at school – they were so excited when they heard I’d won the award.

"They’ve been calling me Mr Happy all week.”

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