I hold a lifelong love of Science, being inspired at an early age by my Primary School Teachers and a visit with my parents to the Science Museum in London. I remember the first Science experiment that I saw - my teacher put a green mitten into a jam jar and turned it upside down in a bowl of water. To my amazement, the mitten did not get wet – I was hooked!
I began my working life as a Biomedical Scientist in the Microbiology department at Pilgrim Hospital. It seems fitting that I have come full circle and now work at the Pilgrim School which I originally encountered whilst visiting the wards when ‘on call’. I studied Biomedical Science at Nottingham Trent University on a day release programme and felt proud when I achieved Master of Science (MSc). Despite enjoying my hands on lab work, I also shared another passion….teaching Science!
For me, Leading and teaching Science at the Pilgrim School is about thinking of different and unique ways in which to engage and inspire our students. I particularly enjoy thinking of alternative ways in which we can safely do as much hands on practical work as possible both in base and in the home. I believe this is an essential part of learning Science – and it’s fun!