Angela receives her German award at prestigious event

Angela Ridsdale receives her German Teacher Award. Picture courtesy of German Embassy, London.
Angela Ridsdale receives her German Teacher Award. Picture courtesy of German Embassy, London.

A Ponteland High School teacher has picked up a wunderbar national accolade.

The German Teacher Awards is jointly organised by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Goethe-Institut London, UK German Connection, Deutsche Schule London, Department for Education, CfBT Education Trust and Association for Language Learning.

There are a few different categories and teachers must be nominated by their head.

This year’s prize winners included Angela Ridsdale of Pont High. She received the Peter Boaks Award, which recognises an exceptional teacher at the start of their career.

As well as the award itself, each successful teacher was given £750 and a certificate.

The presentations took place during the Sommerfest der Deutschen Sprache (Summer Party for the German Language) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Over 200 teachers and representatives from the education and language sectors from all over the UK attended the celebration event. It was hosted by the German Ambassador, Dr Peter Ammon.

Baroness Coussins of Whitehall Park, head of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Modern Languages, was the keynote speaker and she and the Ambassador presented the accolades.

The awards highlight the outstanding work of German teachers across the country and the commitment of the winners’ schools to modern language teaching.