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Fairfield High School teacher shortlisted for top award

A teacher at the secondary school has been shortlisted for Bristol Post Education Awards

Posted by Alex Diggins | July 26, 2018 | Teaching

Adam Hickey, a science teacher, was recently shortlisted for Bristol Post Education Award's Teacher of the Year (Secondary). Adam's passion and excitement for science led to his nomination – his ability to bring the subject to life for his students was particularly praised. 

His innovative teaching of the periodic table, for example, led to over 1,000 views on YouTube and Royal Society of Chemistry recognition. Adam also encouraged a Year 7 student to memorise and sing the periodic table - despite the student only arriving in the school months before. Perhaps it is Adam’s demeanour which makes him such a special teacher. He has an ability to speak to any class of students with passion, engagement and positivity – without the need to raise his voice. He brings the best out of the young people at FHS, and the impact he has – which may well impact future careers – is exceptional.

Adam commented: “To be shortlisted for this award was an amazing experience. Although I didn’t win, I was still really touched by your nomination and felt proud to represent Fairfield High School. Being recognised for ‘just’ being a teacher is not done enough, so again, thank you so much.”

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