I’m not going to lie and say that if you’d asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up that I would have always replied “a teacher” (because to be honest, I still kind of want to be a Princess Popstar). However, as my mum is a teacher, I have grown up with the (hopefully) realistic idea of being as successful and happy as she is, being a teacher. No matter how much my mum has told me how challenging it can be, it has never put me off as I know this profession is as equally rewarding.
The idea of being able to be the person to spark the interest of education into a child has always been exciting to me. I believe that education is the key to reaching your goals, whatever they might be. I am lucky to say that I have had a positive school experience and my memories of Primary School are exciting and special to me. I can always remember the nervous anticipation of finding out who my teacher will be that year, praying that I never got the teacher who lived in black and white as she thought colour was distracting. It is my secret dream to one day be the teacher that everyone hopes to get. And although I never quite made it as a Princess Popstar, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to teach someone who does.