Sr Mary Joy IJS in New Year Honours List

Language icon Sr Mary Joy IJS with Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre (WSPC) Patron, Martin Clunes

“THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned: Sister Mary Joy LANGDON  For services to Disabled and Disadvantaged Children."

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Sr Mary Joy IJS is among those who have been recognised for their services to education and driving forward social mobility in the 2018 New Year Honours list.

Recipients recognised in this Education category have all been chosen for their outstanding contribution to society, in particular through their work to give every child, whatever their background, the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The list of award recipients recognises the achievements of a wide range of people who have contributed in an outstanding way to putting education at the heart of social mobility, raising school standards and, in Sr Mary Joy’s case, teaching children to ride thus enabling them to leave their learning difficulties and physical disabilities behind.

Jonathan Slater, Department for Education Permanent Secretary, in congratulating those recognised in the New Year Honours list, commended them for their hard work and dedication to unlocking the talent in communities across the country.

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Sr Mary Joy (left) looks on while HRH The Princess Royal, President of Riding for the Disabled, talks to some of the special young riders at Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre.

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HRH The Princess Royal, on another visit to WSPC, judges a poster competition with Sr Mary Joy looking on.


Marianne showing no fear of pony Penny - with Sr Mary Joy.
Published on: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:30:20 GMT

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