Inspirational teacher once bought rainforest animals into the classroom - former Chatteris head boy wins teaching award
- Credit: Archant
A former head boy of Chatteris Community College has been named the most inspirational teacher in Lincolnshire.
MMike Smith, 26, was nominated by pupils and teachers where he works as head of geography at Deepings School.
“It was a real honour to be put forward for it. I do work really hard to make lessons as lively as possible by linking in to current world events and social media,” he said.
He even once booking Zoolab, an educational company that brings rain forest animals into classrooms.
“Field trips are my passion to make sure geography is put on the map as a fun subject to learn,” he said.
You may also want to watch:
“I am very organised and work really hard to make sure students want to participate and get involved not just in geography in a class but in relating to outside the classroom too.”
In the four years he has been teaching at the Deepings St James school, near Peterborough, he has arranged trips to Iceland, Morrocco and closer to home Hunstanton and Hull.
- 1 Dr Nik 'over the moon' after pulling off shock Labour victory
- 2 Dr Nik Johnson elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
- 3 Steve Count 'no doubt' Tories will review 'our performance' as his future is decided
- 4 NHS doctor ‘banned from describing himself as ‘Dr’ on ballot paper’
- 5 Connor tops poll as Tories retained Fenland dominance on county council
- 6 Expect 'honesty and integrity' says new police and crime commissioner
- 7 Warner Bros spotted filming new Batman movie at Burghley House
- 8 Election 2021: Wisbech West tops poll for lowest turnout
- 9 Election shock: Tories lose overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council
- 10 Drink driver TWICE rammed off-duty officers' car
The award was judged by Maples Solicitors in Spalding who asked pupils and teachers to nominate inspirational teaching staff.
Mr Smith said: “The fact that students were involved in nominating makes this award feel more special.”
Born and brought up in Chatteris Mr Smith completed his A levels and then took up a place at Birmingham University where he obtained a geography degree, followed by teacher training and a Masters degree focusing on the value of field trips.