Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou returns to school

ITV News is reporting that the winner of the Global Teacher Prize winner, Andria Zafirkaou, has returned to school following the ceremony in Dubai.

A teacher has returned to her school for the first time since winning the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

Andria Zafirakou was greeted by hundreds of pupils as she returned to Alperton Community School in Brent, London, on Wednesday.

The pupils, holding artwork and waving Union flags cheered as she walked in, holding the prize.

The art and textiles teacher beat 30,000 people from 170 countries to be named the most inspirational teacher in the world at a ceremony in Dubai.

She is the first teacher from the UK to win the prize.

Pupils told ITV News that Ms Zafirakou is “kind and helpful” and they were “ecstatic” she won the prize.

One pupil said: “She helps you and supports you and makes sure you know what you’re doing.”

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