Deciding on which university to study at can be a challenge for most of us, especially if it is our first big decision to make. For me, studying Primary Education at the University of Worcester was a no-brainer based on open days and interview days.
Imagine choosing your dream job at the tender age of 6 and being told by anyone and everyone that you will eventually change your mind, yet starting University pursuing that same dream job, and having one year left until you are finally living your dream. Overwhelming right?
I love post-its. There’s just something about them, maybe it’s their smallness or their stickiness, but I have always been a big fan. Being a bit of a list-aholic, those sticky little neon squares live on my fridge, in my diary, around my mirror, and I have digital versions on my desktop.
I know how it is to feel daunted by the procedure of choosing the right course, looking at different universities, and beginning the terrifying application process. For me, the most difficult point was starting as I was bombarded with information, which made me feel almost scared to start making decisions about my future.
A little about me. I’m a 27-year-old wife and dog owner, originally from Wales but now living in Worcester. Just over a year ago, I graduated with a joint Hons degree in Performing Arts and Applied Theology. I never intended to become a primary school teacher but, whilst working as a drama specialist last year, realised that it just fits. With some hesitancy and a great deal of trepidation I applied, now here I am. And term 1 is nearly over. How did that happen?
Life as a primary PGCE student can be summed up in one word… busy. Don’t get me wrong I love what I’m doing but it is the busiest thing I have ever had to do – guess it’ll just make it more worthwhile at the end of it!
When you ask children what they want to be when they’re older you usually get the full range from ballerina to astronaut, but I have always answered “teacher”.
As a student teacher, I spend my life making and finding resources for my lessons. I spend a lot of time searching online for the best ones and this saves HOURS of making resources from scratch. As my tutor told me, ‘there’s no point in reinventing the wheel’.