Barrhead Miss is science guru

Nicola Roberts (R) receives award from Dr Geraldine Brown (L)

Nicola Roberts (R) receives award from Dr Geraldine Brown (L)

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A teacher from St Mark’s Primary in Barrhead is one of only three in Scotland to be recognised for her dedication to instructing primary pupils in the wonders of modern science.

Nicola Roberts, who is currently acting principal teacher at the school, but has been teaching there since 2011, received a prestigious Primary Science Teaching Trust award (PSTT).

As a designated Science Champion, Nicola is responsible for teaching science to pupils at all levels within the school, but has also proved inspirational to colleagues.

St Mark’s acting head teacher, Natalie Fitzsimmons, said: “Nicola leaves no stone unturned in terms of accessing resources, with a willingness to acquire teaching materials from a wide variety of partners including the Institute of Physics and the PSTT. Her lessons are eagerly anticipated and her enthusiasm knows no bounds!”

Remarkably, Nicola is not a science graduate, but has an English Literature degree from Stirling University and a Masters in Marketing.