“He’s somebody that is very special to me, He actually loved being a teacher. It’s amazing what a teacher can do to somebody in their life.”
“Becoming an inspirational teacher is a serious, admirable commitment. Outstanding teaching should be celebrated throughout society”
“Miss Mellows let me have books where I could write whatever I wanted. She didnt mark them & that is where I learnt to write for the joy of it”
“My art teacher Alan Victor-Jones was patient and strict and left us to our own devices and i was at an age where that needed to happen. Its only years later I have realised what an inspiration he was”
“Mrs Kelly was my first teacher in Ireland. I remember her being an incredibly supportive and nurturing presence – almost like a second mum at school.”
“Mrs Barnhard you have no idea what impact you had on little Bev who just thought life and what i wanted was just too far out of reach. You were the one who told me I could achieve it”
“Mr Parry was wonderful. He had this amazing giggle and he taught us so brilliantly with such enthusiasm and I am forever grateful to him.”
“They saw i had something special and pushed me to do something. They thought I had a talent. Without them I wouldnt be where I am”
“Christine Adams meant everything to me. She taught me the beauty of wriing and it helped me to think clearly and to express myself clearly”
We were so thrilled to feature incredible teachers and school staff on our show. We all know the value of a great teacher, and every one (of these award winners) has proven themselves to be both outstanding and inspirational.
I know from my own experience there is no greater privilege than educating and inspiring young people. Plus there is no greater responsibility than shaping future generations.
“My journey began with a great teacher. Mrs Welding was the kind of teacher that made every lesson a pleasure. She was not a noisy, performing kind of teacher, full of charisma and character”