A local teacher has won a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the German Teacher Awards.

The German Teacher Awards is organised by the German Embassy in London and celebrates the best and most dedicated teachers of German in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

Marlow school, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School saw their German teacher Jennifer Hopper honoured with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.

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The awards are usually presented at a ceremony at the residence of the German Ambassador in London, however, due to the pandemic, this year the winners were announced online.

Andreas Michaelis, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom, said: “The ongoing decline in the numbers of pupils studying German in the UK is truly sobering.

"It is therefore particularly important to pay tribute to all the schools and teachers who work tirelessly to encourage and champion language learning – especially in challenging times like these.

"Teachers of German are key custodians of our bilateral relations.

"This is the reason why we celebrate their remarkable dedication with this award every year.

"My heartfelt congratulations go to all the winners and nominees.”