Sir Winston Churchill grant given to Codicote woman

“WE make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” – Sir Winston Churchill.

It may not be one of the most famous quotes made by the war-time Prime Minister, but it certainly is a poignant one.

And it is something Dr Elizabeth Jordan will keep on her mind as she treks across America and Hong Kong to endeavour into cross-cultural lessons on parental involvement in education, thanks to a grant provided by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Codicote woman, who had to go for an in-depth interview to receive the grant, said: “I applied because I am very active in the local community.

“I work with parents, particularly helping them with their children in regards to schooling,” she said.

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“When I come back I will be working with schools and groups as well using my new experiences.”

Elizabeth has lived in the area for 13 years.

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She added: “I am proud to be representing the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

“He was someone who provided a great service not only to his country but also the communities.

“And I will do my upmost to carry on his memory.”

During her trip the 51-year-old, who volunteers for the Windsor Fellowship – a charity that works with educational and leadership programmes that develop the diverse young talent within the UK – will be visiting Washington and Baltimore, as well as Hong Kong.

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