Barking primary school teacher wins top science award
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A primary school teacher has picked up a top national award for getting children excited about science.
Kulvinder Johal, who teaches Year 6 at Northbury Junior School, in North Street, Barking, won the Society of Biology’s Primary Science Teacher of the Year gong.
The prize, awarded on January 5, recognises outstanding and inspirational teaching of science and the natural world.
Kulvinder, who has been teaching at the school for 20 years, said the key to engaging children in science was to involve them in a variety practical tasks.
“Every other science lesson I run is practical, where pupils can have a go at different experiments,” she told the Post. “Children learn and enjoy themselves more when they are doing not just watching.”
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The 42-year-old said she was “honoured but shocked” to receive the award. “I hadn’t expected to win and didn’t believe it when I was told,” she added.
Northbury head teacher, Richard November, said: “As a school we are delighted that Kulvinder’s contribution to the teaching of science has been recognised with this prestigious award.
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“Over many years pupils have benefited from her dedication to make the learning of science fun and engaging.”