May 22 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A Muswell Hill teacher has been named as one of the country’s top primary school science teachers.
Jeannette Oxford, 36, was given the Primary Science Teacher of the Year Award by AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust for her teaching at Muswell Hill Primary School.
Ms Oxford, who lives in Enfield, told the Journal: “Because of the organisations involved it’s a huge honour to get it, I know there were 12 people shortlisted nationally.
“My pupils are fantastic, they are a brilliant class - they are sparky, inquisitive children.”
The mother-of-one picked up her award in January at a ceremony held in Liverpool, after competition assessors observed one of her Year 5 science classes last year.
She said: “The lesson I did for them to watch was all about gases so I filled the class with helium balloons and then asked the children if, using blu-tac, they could make the balloons hover.
“It’s all about making science relevant to the world we live in because they are going to be the scientists of the future.”
Last month, Ms Oxford was presented her award again in front of pupils at a special assembly held at the school in Muswell Hill.
Along with her award, she received six data loggers and £1000 in prize money for the school, as well as £1000 for herself.