Llangennech School choir leader scoops teacher of the year award
AN inspirational music teacher has been awarded for giving children the confidence to believe in themselves.
Lewis Richards, who teaches at Llangennech Junior School, scooped the Teacher/Mentor of the Year prize at Friday night's Llanelli Star Community Awards.
Mr Richards, from Cross Hands, works as a teacher and also takes on responsibility for the choir at the school.
He said he couldn't believe it when he was nominated — and even more shocked to win.
"When I received a phone call I thought it was my mates winding me up," Mr Richards said.
"But when I found out it was genuine I was shocked and totally overwhelmed. I was in a category with people who have done fantastic things for many years, so to win was overwhelming. I have listened to the other awards and I think it is fantastic what other people have done — it has been a really humbling evening."