I’m sure we all remember being dressed up for a nativity play, making snowflakes out of paper, or drawing Christmas cards at school.
Well, it’s been a while since we were at school, so we asked our Now Teachers how they’re getting festive this year. Here’s what they’re getting up to...
Esme Churnside spent years working in a variety of admin and language-focused roles before making the move to teaching. She now teaches French and has got heavily involved in her school's festivities.
“Where do I start? We held a best-decorated classroom competition, a Michaelmas concert, 3 nativities, a feast, the X-Factor, and a Carol service! We have just broken up for Christmas and I’m exhausted!” - Esme Churnside
If we had to go back to school, we would know which one we’d choose.
After 20+ years in the environmental management sector, Lulu decided to finally give her long-term goal of teaching a go, sharing her love for Chemistry with young people. And now, sharing her love for Christmas with her students too!
“Well, I wear a different Christmas dress each day, and the kid's elves hid in my bag! They even took photos in my science lab.” – Lulu Robertson
Should Christmas dinosaur dresses be a new tradition? We’re in!
Stephen Kennedy studied Natural Sciences at University, achieved a PhD in Physics, then went on to explore the tech and trading industries before going back to his roots and training to teach Physics.
In the spirit of Christmas, Stephen encouraged his student’s imagination to run free.
“I’ve put Christmas lights around the whiteboards and let my Year 7’s ask questions that I'll answer in the last lesson of the term.” – Stephen Kennedy
We'd love to be a fly on the wall when he answers these questions... Our personal fave is 'how long does Santa have per child?'
Phong Dinh was a financial director before training to teach maths, and is now assistant principal at his school.
“We organised a staff secret Santa!” - Phong Dinh
We hope Phong's students appreciated his fabulously festive suit as much as we did!