National recognition for school teacher

Queen Katharine Academy languages teacher Virginia Alfaro has been recognised for her outstanding teaching by the Association for Language Learning.

Saturday, 5th May 2018, 6:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:36 pm
Virginia Alfaro (L) and Juliet Lawson (R)

Virginia won the national award for ‘Promising Newcomer: Secondary Language Teaching’ due to her extensive work motivating students to get involved with learning languages.

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Despite only being in her second year of teaching, Virginia has organised and run many events at the academy including a Spelling Bee, and Translation Bee, as well as student exchange programmes to Spain and Germany. She has even set up a YouTube channel to enable students to create songs and poems in Spanish.

Virginia is pictured with Juliet Lawson, the ‘Primary Language Teacher of the Year’.