Andria Zafirakou is the recipient of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize in recognition of her contribution to education. She is art and textiles teacher in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and under served communities through creativity. She recently launched the Artists In Residence charity “AIR” to redesign the profile of arts education in the school curriculum and inspire school children by collaborating directly with various artists.
One thing is for certain, we need to make drastic changes and to continue our advocacy of creativity in all classrooms so that our school systems and teachers are confident to explore them