I am a keen Primary Science practitioner and winning PSTA has opened up a new circle of enthusiatic colleagues with whom I can share, learn from and celebrate exciting ideas and interests. I really enjoy the collabortion of area meetings and conferences celebrating progress in prinary science education. Winning the award was the catalyst for lots of new things professionally. I worked as a primary teacher and science lead for about 14 years, following a career as a midwife, working both in the UK and various other countries for about 23 years. During my time in school I started Eco & Science Crest Clubs, Science Week activities and events and led the school to gaining the Primary Science Quality Mark - Gold award in 2015. I moved on to
completing a Master's Degree in Education and started working at MMU, training primary teachers in 2017.
I love the fact I am now able to pass on my love of science to a whole new generation of primary teachers, not just classes of children. I have continued to develop my research interest in creative and engaging primary science, including the use of drama techniques to help children understand tricky concepts and open up the diverse qualities scientists have, by exploring the life of scientists and helping the children to apply these to become scientists in their own right. I continue to share ideas for teaching and learning at conferences (PSEC, ASE etc) and writing for journals like ASE's Primary Science.