The Heart of Education
Andria Zafirakou teaches in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. Her message is clear, in whatever medium it comes, the importance of ensuring young people have access to creativity and expression has never been more pressing. Andria will share with us her vision and story of how through education, the lives of many children at her school have been changed.
MBE. 2018 Global Prize Winner.
Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, won $1 million when she was crowned the best teacher in the world. Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools.
Andria has also been named in the top ten of The Evening Standard's 1000 Londoners List, a list of the most influential people in London. She also sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Leaders Council.