Civic Award — to Margaret McGovern a Governor at FCJ Primary School, Jersey
Margaret McGovern, a governor at FCJ Primary School, Jersey, Channel Isles, has been awarded an honorary MBE for her tireless efforts in helping cancer sufferers. Margaret, who has Irish nationality, is one of just four non-British subjects to be given the honorary honour this year. Despite her demanding work at Clarkson House, the Jersey Hospice, Margaret has given herself tirelessly to the role of school governor, taking the ‘pastoral role’ very seriously.
Margaret, pictured left, has been a real source of strength and comfort to those children and parents who have lost loved ones; some having been nursed at Clarkson House during the final stages of their illness. Margaret also joined three members of the teaching staff who did voluntary training for the Rainbows Programme a means of offering counselling to children who are grieving the loss of a family member or who are experiencing separation in one form or another.
Margaret's connections with FCJ Primary began when her daughters were pupils at the school. She became a member of the PTA in 1980 and gave tirelessly to the work of the Association. Eventually Margaret was asked to be a Governor. Throughout her time on the Board, Margaret has used her wide experience to offer informed advice and support in all matters of personnel.
Margaret is faithful to school events and on those few occasions when Hospice and School events have coincided Margaret has actually managed to give support and help in both places!
Congratulations, Margaret, from all associated with FCJ Primary School!