Pat Gould Govenor at Mount Tamar School awarded M.B.E
"Someone told me they had nominated me for an award earlier in the year, but I totally forgot about it. I had no idea it would be an MBE!"
Patricia said being a governor is an enjoyable role and urged any parents with children at local schools to give it a try.
"It takes up quite a bit of your time but I probably spend more time on it than I need to, because I enjoy it so much," she added.
"It would be great if we could get some more people to volunteer for it."