• Question: would you like to be a secondary school science teacher

    Asked by Orla Rohan to Neil, Mark, Anne on 17 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Neil Day

      Neil Day answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      If you has asked me this 20 years ago, I would have said not a chance. However, having done some work with secondary schools through Junior Achievement and also from the great experience I’m having on ‘IASGMEOOH’, I would give serious consideration to teaching science now.

    • Photo: Mark Collins

      Mark Collins answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      Hi Orla, I did consider it, really considered it but then I went down the industrial chemist route. With my work with the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) I organise two events for schools and through this I have got to know a lot of secondary school teachers very well and although I do not teach this involvement is great and I hope to do a lot more, hopefully win this prize and I’ll put on some amazing events to engage with schools across the country. I find it very inspiring working with schools and although I sacrifice a lot of my time, working late into the night the enthusiasm and ability and the joy in pupils faces makes it all worthwhile.