Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Was für eine tolle Leistung! Mrs Hopper wins lifetime achievement award

Our Head of MFL, Mrs Hopper, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Prize by the German Embassy in London for her dedication to the teaching of German.

Showcasing excellent teaching of German in UK schools, the German Teacher Award is organised by the German Embassy in London. It honours first-class and inspiring language teaching inside and outside the classroom.  Mrs Hopper was nominated not only for her exemplary teaching of German at Borlase, but also for the work that she has done through the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) - of which Borlase is one of the nine national hub schools - and the online Oak National Academy.  Indeed, her work to create resources to support the continued teaching of German online during the pandemic was central to her recognition by the award panel.

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom, Andreas Michaelis, noted that, 

It is particularly important to pay tribute to all the schools and teachers who work tirelessly to encourage and champion language learning – especially in challenging times like these. Teachers of German are key custodians of our bilateral relations. This is the reason why we celebrate their remarkable dedication with this award every year. 

The award is a prestigious accolade within the UK teaching profession, organised by the German Embassy with the help of long-standing partners: the Association for Language Learning (ALL), the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Departments for Education in England and Wales, the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, Education Scotland, the German School London, the Goethe-Institut London and UK-German Connection.  At Borlase we are all enormously proud of Mrs Hopper for her achievement and grateful that our students have long been the beneficiaries of her dedication and skill.