Four UK teachers shortlisted for $1 million global teacher prize

he former tutor of Russell Brand and Louise Redknapp is among four UK teachers to have been shortlisted for an award described as the 'Nobel prize for teaching'.


Peter Ferris, a drama teacher from Mercy College, Belfast, who previously taught at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London - where Brand and Redknapp were pupils - has made the top 50 for his work using drama and the performing arts to bring together divided communities in the country.


Mr Ferris - along with three other UK teachers - were shortlisted from 20,000 nominations and applications from 179 countries around the world.


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