Testimonials from Teachers

Issued: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:12:00 GMT


"I would firstly really like to thank you all so much for your support with this event.  Your STEM ambassadors were fantastic - they were informative, inspiring and provided our young people with meaningful feedback."

Luisa Lawlor, St Margaret's High School


"Lewis Campbell and the cohort he organised were ABSOLUTEY BRILLIANT! Organised, fun, inspiring, confident and a total hit!"  

Laura Mackie, Hillhead Primary School


"STEM Ambassador Ewa Grabowiecka was very accommodating  in delivering her Microbit lesson to as many pupils as possible - up to 40 pupils in one 50 minute period - several times. Her explanation's and demonstrations were excellent and the pupils really enjoyed the experience. It's hard to believe she's not a teacher in training. Ewa has a lovely, engaging personality which the pupils and staff loved. She became an instant hit with us and we would love to get her back in the future."

Mr. Lochran, Bishopbriggs Academy


"The STEM Ambassadors we had at our Challenge Day were all fantastic, really helpful and the pupils really engaged with them."

Sarah Cowie, Schools Learning Officer


"...all the ambassadors were fantastic and our pupils really enjoyed hearing from them. It gave the pupils a great insight to different careers involving STEM subjects and were much more enthusiastic about the subjects after the event."

Jodie Hendry, Holyrood RC Secondary


"I wish to thank you for this wonderful service you provide."

Claudia McCafferty, Principal Teacher, St. Marnock's Primary


"Thank you very much for everything over the past months. Our STEM week was a great success and much of this is down to STEM Ambassadors who attended."

Mr. McQuillan, St Marks Primary, Irvine


"I really appreciate your helping in securing a visit from a STEM Ambassador and will definitely be in touch to ask for your help with future events."

Arlene Tees, Burnside Primary School Decant


"Robin worked with children from age 5 to 9 all in the space of one morning and he really tailored his input to suit the different stages of children!  The P2/1 children were devastated when informed that he had had to leave before they had the chance to give him their thank you cards and P5 and P4 thoroughly enjoyed getting hands on with cables and nuts and bolts! Well definitely be asking him back!"

Miss Pattison, Teacher, St Denis' Primary


"...thanks so much for the contribution from the STEM Ambassadors!"

Jayne Hamilton, Glasgow Caledonian University Advanced Higher Hub


"The afternoon was a great success, thank you once again for supporting us in the STEM subjects. Our children are in the process of writing thank you letters to all of our volunteers."

Katrina Fitzpatrick,Principal Teacher, St Helen's Primary School


"I just want to thank you for all the support you gave me with recruiting ambassadors for our first STEM Fayre. The S2 pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and it was wonderful for staff too."

Jane Menzies, St. Maurice's High School


"John Smith recently visited us at St Denis' Primary School to show the upper school a thing or two about survey equipment used in engineering.  He thoroughly engaged the children and gave them a very interactive experience! I wouldn't hesitate to ask John back to work with classes in future!"

Eilidh Pattison, Teacher, St Denis' Primary School


"It is so encouraging to see the pupils respond so enthusiastically to maths activities as the school has been working very hard to promote the development of mental maths strategies in particular.  This has seen a noticeable improvement in the pupils engagement with the subject.  We are now working towards a big push in the development of problem solving and logic skills to enable them to apply their maths skills in a range of real life contexts and stress the value of maths, as you mentioned, for future job prospects."

Christine Nisbet, Teacher, Glebe Primary School


"Thanks again for your help and support with sourcing individuals. The information they provided for our S1’s was brilliant and the feedback was very positive!"

Vicky Madigan, Principal Teacher Pastoral Care, Springburn Academy


If you would like to request a STEM Ambassador or would like advice on an event in your school please contact us at STEM-Ambassadors@glasgow.ac.uk