Award-winner shares her knowledge

Kerry EdwardsKerry Edwards initially struggled with French at Priestley because she found it very different to GCSE. However, she grew to love learning the language at college and now she is teaching others.

“I met some really lovely people by doing French at Priestley and I feel that this subject in particular helped massively in developing my confidence as well as a passion to learn the language,” she said.

“The languages staff were so supportive and always made time for you, even if you didn’t take their language. I’ll always remember Carol who didn’t give up on me when I had! It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.”

Kerry, who previously studied at The Heath, is now studying Primary Education at Liverpool John Moores University and taught French on a recent placement.

She left Priestley with Art Textiles (A) Psychology (A) French (C) ASDAN (pass)

“Teaching French is very different to learning it, but it is definitely something I am going to consider specialising in later on in my career as a primary school teacher,” she said.

At Priestley’s annual presentation evening Kerry was given the Gwen Middlehurst Award for Modern Foreign Languages in recognition of her commitment with perseverance to her studies.

“It’s such an honour to have been given Gwen’s award and, because of it, I was even more determined to teach French in whatever way possible on my placement,” she said.

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