Aylesbury language school has won prestigious national awards


A language school in Aylesbury has won one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious awards for providers of children’s activities.

Kidslingo Spanish Aylesbury Vale was voted Best Activity Leader in the South East at the 15th What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards, after receiving the highest number of parent and guardian votes in the category.

Kidslingo is a national children’s language franchise that teaches French and Spanish to over 20,000 young children every week, through face-to-face and online lessons featuring songs, stories, games, actions and role-playing games.

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Spanish Kidslingo Aylesbury Vale franchisee Ornella Iapino at the awards ceremony

Ornella Iapino, Aylesbury Vale Spanish Franchisee at Kidslingo, said: “Having established my business only three years ago, I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from the local community.

“To have been nominated was an honor but to have won this prestigious award has just exceeded my expectations.

“It was a magical night and a most unforgettable experience.

“A big thank you to everyone who trusted me and took the time to vote.”

The national awards night took place on November 25 at the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

The pioneering What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards were established in 2006 to showcase the UK’s top children’s clubs, classes, leaders and volunteers – as nominated and voted on by parents and guardians.

This year’s event underscored the importance of the children’s activities sector, especially in the context of Covid-19 lockdowns, when an army of children’s activity providers grew stronger to offer clubs and online courses, many of which are free.

As parents struggled against unprecedented pressures, class leaders provided the structure, solace, familiarity and comfort that children and households so badly needed.

This was reflected in parental support for this year’s awards with a whopping 45,000 votes received and double the nominations in some categories.

What’s On 4 Kids Managing Director Sam Willoughby said: “We knew the 2021 event was going to be a spectacle like never before and we had an unforgettable evening celebrating the UK’s top children’s activity providers. as well as our 15th anniversary of these important national awards. .

“This amazing place meant we could truly reward the companies and individuals who have made such a difference for the children of UK in ways never seen before and we have certainly made some amazing memories together.

“We need to express our gratitude to each of the sponsors for helping to make this happen.

“We look forward to building on this success and are already planning the What’s On 4 Kids Activities Awards 2022 – check out this space. “


Sylvester L. Goldfarb