A TEACHER has won a national award for achieving excellence in primary science teaching.
Nina Spilsbury, who has been the science co-ordinator at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford for three years, was one of eight talented teachers recognised for their hard work by the Primary Science Teaching Awards.
Included in the award was a £1,000 prize for the school, which will be spent on developing a school science zone with new equipment.
Mrs Spilsbury said: “Really the award is just as much for the students and the rest of the staff, as well as for me.
“I’m really thrilled, it’s lovely. I’m very humbled and it’s just nice to be recognised for my work.”
Mrs Spilsbury was recognised for injecting enthusiasm and fun into science lessons, despite the Key Stage 2 science Sat tests being dropped.
She also created links with the National Science Centre in York and has introduced an annual Science Week.
She also bid for funding from the Enthuse Charitable Trust, which allowed Malcolm Sargent Primary School to host a school science cluster with five other primary schools, who are now able to use the equipment at Malcolm Sargent on science days.