Carolynn Southcombe
  • The Award for Unsung Hero
  • Cottingham CofE Primary School
  • Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Carolynn has worked as an administrator at this Leicestershire school for 20 years, having previously served in the RAF for eight years and then worked as a special constable for four years.

Carolynn completed courses in business administration, book keeping and shorthand.  She volunteered with the Scouts and ran a Beaver Scout colony for ten years.  She’s now focused on making her school a happy and vibrant place for the children.  She regularly supports children and their families with regards to anxiety, self-esteem and behaviour, leads the pupil ‘Magnificent Minds’ group and takes weekly yoga sessions for children.

Carolynn has also raised funds for the school, taking part in the London-to-Brighton walk, London Marathon and a 100-mile walking challenge.  As well as raising thousands of pounds for the children, charities including The British Heart Foundation and Breast Cancer UK have also benefited from her support.