Top prize for town's women

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 November 2010

Members of Weston Soroptimist society who won a national award for an educational programme.

Members of Weston Soroptimist society who won a national award for an educational programme.

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THE Weston Soroptimists won international recognition after scooping a top prize at a multi-national conference.

The society won the Education Best Practice Award at the 76th annual Soroptimist conference in Manchester, attended by delegates from as far afield as Zimbabwe and the Caribbean for its Skirting Science event held in April.

Their event was designed to encourage more girls to consider careers in science and engineering, and was attended by 247 girls from 11 schools across North Somerset.

Joint president-elect Ronnie Murdin said: “There were around 1,500 women at the conference with 300 entries, so for us to win out of 300 was good.”

Joint president-elect Anne Woolley added: “It’s quite a special award for both Weston and for us.”

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