Opening Keynote: Andria Zafirakou

Monday 5th July 2021, 4:30pm - 5:30pm BST

CMC Online Platform

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The Power of Potential – Learning Together

Best teacher in the world prizewinner, Andria Zafirakou, shares insights on inspiring, empowering and enabling kids and reveals the greatest lessons she has learned while engaging with young people.

In 2018 Andria Zafirakou received a million dollars as the winner of the annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Since then, the north-west London Arts and Textiles teacher has set up a charitable foundation that funds school visits by arts professionals. Passionate about the power of creation to unlock the potential in every individual, Andria still meets young people every day of her working life. In this challenging opening keynote for CMC 2021 she considers what motivates the young, why every young individual matters, and how we, as makers of the media they use, should understand our responsibilities to them.