Bren Hellier shortlisted for Global Educator of the Year!


July 14th, 2016

Bren Hellier, Practical ActionWe are very proud to announce that our very own Bren Hellier, Education Officer for Practical Action was recently shortlisted for Think Global’s  ‘Global Educator of the year’ award. We already know she is amazing but it was great to have this recognised by such a prestigious organisation which works with teachers and young people in the UK to help them develop their understanding of global issues and the action they can take towards a more just and sustainable world.

Jo Cox, Head of Science at Redmoor Academy who nominated Bren said:

“Having worked with Bren on a couple of occasions her passion for her work is inspiring and she clearly understands what teachers and pupils want from a resource.  Teachers  who use her material will like me tell you they are both creative and clear, taking pupils on a journey starting with engaging their interest in a global problem then really making them feel that through their own actions now and in the future they could be part of the solution. Her resources have inspired a significant number of my students to take an interest in humanitarian engineering. She is generous, committed and full of vitality and a genuine pleasure to work with – a truly inspirational global teacher!”

To find out more about Bren’s work and who else was shortlisted please go to  Global Educator of the Year 2016

To see Bren’s work for yourself please do take a look at her latest fabulous Design for a Better World challenge. Produced to celebrate Practical Action’s 50th Anniversary it includes a competition for pupils aged 11-14.  We are asking pupils for their most innovative designs that could help us achieve the Global Goals and will share 50 of these on our website.

Bren Hellier, Practical Action at ASE conference

2 responses to “Bren Hellier shortlisted for Global Educator of the Year!”

  1. Lucy Stevens Says:

    Congratulations Bren! Highly deserved.

  2. Stacey McNeill Says:

    Fantastic! We always knew you were fab Bren, now here’s the proof!

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