Kate Middleton meets World’s Best Teacher Andria ZafirakouFebruary 5, 2019
Royal in the classroom! Kate meets woman named as the World’s Best Teacher before taking part in a ‘random acts of kindness’ club during primary school visit
- The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, met award-winning teacher Andria Zafirakou
- Kate learned how her school is supporting the wellbeing of pupils and staff
- The art and textiles teacher works at Alperton Community School in London
- She learnt basic greetings in many of the 35 languages spoken at the school
The Duchess of Cambridge met the woman named as the World’s Best Teacher today during a series of school visits to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.
Kate, wearing a £2,100 bespoke dress from Eponine, travelled to northwest London to learn how the school of award-winning Andria Zafirakou is supporting the wellbeing of pupils and staff.
Ms Zafirakou was awarded (£766,000) in prize money and the 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, which recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
The art and textiles teacher, who works at Alperton Community School, learnt how to say basic greetings in many of the 35 languages spoken at the school to help parents feel welcome.
Teacher’s pet! Kate travelled to northwest London to learn how the school of award-winning Andria Zafirakou (pictured) is supporting the wellbeing of pupils and staff
During her visit to Alperton Community School, Kate joined a round-table discussion with teachers about students’ school readiness and teacher welfare
Along with colleagues she redesigned the curriculum to make it relevant to pupils, is known for taking the time to understand students’ lives by visiting their homes, and was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours.
During her visit to Alperton today, Kate also joined headteacher Mr McKenna and students taking part at the Random Acts of Kindness Club.
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Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity which has the duchess as its royal patron, is behind Children’s Mental Health Week which this year has a theme of Healthy: Inside and Out, focusing on the connection between physical and mental health.
The charity works with more than 280 primary and secondary schools across England, Scotland and Wales, providing support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Now that’s a welcome! The Duchess was serenaded as she arrived at Lavender Primary School in Enfield, the first of two engagements on Tuesday marking Children’s Mental Health Week
Serenade: The Duchess of Cambridge was given a rapturous welcome by a choir of excitable children this morning as she visited a primary school in north London. She was at Lavender Primary School in support of Children’s Mental Health Week
Custom Kate! The Duchess, dressed in a bespoke £2,100 Eponine dress and £295 LK Bennett boots, brought with her a photograph of her family as she joined pupils sharing objects that represent ‘something that makes them feel good’
The Duchess of Cambridge is given flowers by a pupil during a visit to Lavender Primary School in Enfield, north London, in support of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2019. She was greeted by singing children as she arrived
It’s a dog’s life! The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by an excitable cockerpoo named Herbie as she arrives at Lavender Primary School this morning, wearing a £2,100 Eponine dress teamed with £295 LK Bennett boots and a Mulberry clutch
The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by delighted primary school pupils at Lavender Primary School. Today’s visit will allow the duchess to find out more about the support offered to students, teachers and parents to help with mental wellbeing
During her visit to Alperton Community School, Kate joined a round-table discussion with teachers about students’ school readiness and teacher welfare, and met pupils taking part in an extracurricular club focusing on the wellbeing of the school community.
The duchess also visitede Lavender Primary School in Enfield, north London, to watch pupils taking part in the school’s Daily Mile challenge, which teaches children about the importance of being active.
She joined a group of parents talking about the challenges of putting in place good routines and habits around sleep, screen time, healthy eating and exercise.
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