Think Global’s 2018 Global Educator of the Year announced: Samantha Olubodun!

9 August 2018

Think Global are delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Global Educator of the Year Award – Samantha Olubodun.  The Award was celebrated at a special event in City Hall, London: recognising the incredible work of educators who are integrating global learning in their lessons, as well as celebrating Think Global’s 35th Birthday!

2018 Global Educator of the Year Award winner Samantha is a primary school teacher and a Specialist Leader in education, at Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire.  She works within her school and County to help pupils and teachers to better understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), think critically about global issues, and encourage people to act on them for a more just and sustainable world.

Heather Swainston, Director at Cheshire Development Education Centre (CDEC) who nominated Ms. Olubodun says:

Sam has done so much to help pupils understand the SDGs and for her colleagues in school and across the County to be inspired to undertake similar work.

Running for the fourth year, the Award recognizes educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding of the UN’s SDGs and educators inspiring and empowering a new generation of active global citizens.

Every year we receive nominations for educators who are passionate and committed to creating a better world by giving young people the tools and opportunities to feel inspired and empowered to create change. This year, the calibre of those nominated has made the judge’s task a lot more difficult. I am so pleased to give recognition to and celebrate the pivotal role of teachers in inspiring a new generation of active global citizens.

Jess McQuail, Chief Executive of Think Global

Find out more about the 2018 event.

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